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Johnson pursues low-paid workers for £8k costs in Brexit case

Johnson pursues low-paid workers for £8k costs in Brexit case

Boris Johnson’s lawyers are pursuing three low-paid workers and their union for at least £8,000 in court costs despite the prime minister breaking his promise on extending the Brexit deadline. The Labour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has accused...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 
Jo Swinson: PM's 'dog-whistle' tactics putting EU citizens at risk

Jo Swinson: PM's 'dog-whistle' tactics putting EU citizens at risk

Jo Swinson is to accuse Boris Johnson of putting EU citizens in the UK at risk of abuse and hate crimes through a Vote Leave-style “dog whistle” approach to immigration, as the Liberal Democrat leader appealed to supporters to deny the Conservatives a...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 
Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans

Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans

The Mail on Sunday (MoS) falsely claimed that Labour was planning to scrap a tax exemption on homeowners, in a prominent story that has since been used by the Conservatives as part of their election campaign. The press regulator Ipso ruled that the...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 
Would 'getting Brexit done' bring lots of new investment?

Would 'getting Brexit done' bring lots of new investment?

Claim The chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, said that flatlining economic growth in October showed that Britain must “get Brexit done with our deal” to give businesses and families certainty to spend. He said that after parliament passed the...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 
Opposition parties jostle for pole position on affordable housing

Opposition parties jostle for pole position on affordable housing

At a time when it is impossible to ignore the evidence of one’s own eyes about the UK housing crisis, Labour has made housing a key theme in its manifesto, promising to build 100,000 council homes and 50,000 social homes each year, as well as a...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 
Corbyn criticism was 'banter', says Jonathan Ashworth

Corbyn criticism was 'banter', says Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, has dismissed as “banter” a recording of him saying Labour would not win the election and suggesting the civil service would have to “safeguard security” if Jeremy Corbyn entered No 10. Ashworth was...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 

John McDonnell joins Arlene Foster in attack on PM 'you can't trust'

In his final pre-election speech, John McDonnell has repeatedly attacked Boris Johnson for being untrustworthy and making promises he did not intend to keep. The shadow chancellor said the leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, was correct when she...

Guardian, Tuesday, 18:34
 
Nicola Sturgeon sets out second referendum timetable: Brexit, then Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out second referendum timetable: Brexit, then Indyref2

A referendum on Scottish independence would “come second” to another Brexit vote, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. She also criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said it is “despicable” for him to be “indulging in anti-immigration...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Nicola Sturgeon: SNP members should not support suspended Fife candidate

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP members should not support suspended Fife candidate

SNP members should not be supporting an election candidate suspended by the party over alleged anti-Semitism, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Neale Hanvey was the SNP’s candidate for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency but was dropped on November 26...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Holyrood’s deposit return scheme could be bad for country’s glass recycling, experts warn

Holyrood’s deposit return scheme could be bad for country’s glass recycling, experts warn

The Scottish Government’s deposit return scheme could have a serious impact on the country’s glass recycling, experts have warned. The Scottish Parliament’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has called for the government to...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Scottish Labour say Section 30 order for IndyRef2 will not be granted should Jeremy Corbyn become PM

Scottish Labour say Section 30 order for IndyRef2 will not be granted should Jeremy Corbyn become PM

Scottish Labour insists a Section 30 order for a referendum on Scots independence will not be granted should Jeremy Corbyn become prime minister on Friday. As the election swings into its last week, leader Richard Leonard tried once more to clarify...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
‘More chance of seeing Shergar’: Frustration as SNP’s Chris Law ducks out of Dundee hustings

‘More chance of seeing Shergar’: Frustration as SNP’s Chris Law ducks out of Dundee hustings

Residents in Lochee demanded a candidate who will fight for the local area at the West End hustings last night. Thomson Park, home of Lochee United, hosted the event, where four candidates fielded questions from the audience. Jim Malone of Labour,...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
EXCLUSIVE: SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon a ‘truth-sayer’ who ‘talks sense’, claims Dundee-born Hollywood actor Brian Cox

EXCLUSIVE: SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon a ‘truth-sayer’ who ‘talks sense’, claims Dundee-born Hollywood actor...

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is the “one person who talks sense” amongst political party leaders ahead of the General Election, Dundee-born Hollywood actor Brian Cox has claimed. In an exclusive interview with The Courier after being told...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Voting fears as snow forecast to arrive in Scotland for general election

Voting fears as snow forecast to arrive in Scotland for general election

A cold snap is due to hit Britain just in time for election day on December 12, forecasters have warned. Meteorologists at the Met Office have predicted a wintry spell will arrive for election week, covering the UK in frost and seeing temperatures...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 
Row as Perthshire Tory candidate claims nobody need wait five weeks for first Universal Credit payment

Row as Perthshire Tory candidate claims nobody need wait five weeks for first Universal Credit payment

There was no barney at Dunbarney Church in Bridge of Earn. However, election hopefuls battling it out for the Ochil and South Perthshire seat in next week’s general election did come to verbal blows over Universal Credit on Wednesday night. Candidates...

The Courier, Tuesday, 18:24
 


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