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Government cancels Brexit ferry contract with no-ship firm

Government cancels Brexit ferry contract with no-ship firm

A controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships has been cancelled by the Department for Transport. The decision by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, to award Seaborne Freight a contract worth £13.8m had attracted...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Brexit as disruptive as disease outbreak, says farmers' leader

Brexit as disruptive as disease outbreak, says farmers' leader

Farmers are finding preparing for Brexit as disruptive as a major disease outbreak, and food companies are in danger of moving out of the UK or scaling back their investment, a farming leader has warned. Minette Batters, president of the National...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 

Council considering axing music lessons in debt after festival

A Scottish council discussing axing music instrumental lessons has been left thousands of pounds in the red after staging a major “showstopper” music festival at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, The Scotsman can reveal. A Freedom of Information request shows...

Scotsman, 9 February 2019
 

Fake news that Donald Trump can believe in – leader comment

“No-Deal Brexit recipes you can make without food”, “Trump jumped his skateboard over a car ‘but only his cousin saw it’”, “The five habits of highly effective time-wasters” and “The six most middle-class ways of exercising”. Vital reporting for our...

Scotsman, 9 February 2019
 

Spies are murdering dissidents like it’s the Cold War – leader comment

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi – and the international response to it – is one of the most important issues in the world today. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was carried out behind the closed doors of the Saudi Arabian consulate in...

Scotsman, 9 February 2019
 

Edinburgh Council’s contrariness risks driving investors away – John McLellan

Edinburgh councillors this week nearly scuppered a major housing plan and applauded a threat to break the law, writes John McLellan. It was, as Wellington said, a close-run thing, but only by the narrowest margin possible has a multi-million scheme to...

Scotsman, 9 February 2019
 

SNP ‘localism’ means vast council cuts and tax rises – Brian Wilson

Derek Mackay’s discovery of “localism” as a virtue requires definition. Translated it means: “We are again taking hundreds of millions of pounds away from councils but allowing them to raise a fraction of that sum through local taxes.” Councils in...

Scotsman, 9 February 2019
 

Brian Wilson: Venezuela’s troubles stem from discovery of oil

In one script, Venezuela was a happy, prosperous land before wicked lefties came along to destroy it. In the other, a noble reformer, President Nicolas Maduro, is being laid low by the machinations of Washington. One caricature is as nonsensical as...

Scotsman, 9 February 2019
 

‘Operation Arse’: Scot Tories claim victory in stopping Boris PM bid

Boris Johnson’s bitter rivals in the ­Scottish Conservatives have declared victory, saying their campaign to discredit him as a future Tory leader has been a “great success”. A senior Scottish Tory source said the former foreign secretary was no...

Scotsman, 8 February 2019
 

Nigel Farage backs new party if exit from EU is delayed

Nigel Farage has said he will stand for a new Brexit Party if the UK’s departure from the European Union is delayed. The Brexit Party has been officially registered with the Electoral Commission allowing it to field candidates at upcoming elections....

Scotsman, 8 February 2019
 

Ex-minister says ‘patience wearing thin’ with Labour Brexit stance

A former Labour minister has hinted he could quit the ­party as his “patience is wearing pretty thin” with its Brexit policy. It comes amid reports that “at least” six Labour MPs were preparing to resign the whip and form a new centre group. Ex-shadow...

Scotsman, 8 February 2019
 

Corbyn offer hailed in search for exit from Brexit deadlock

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar described a compromise Brexit proposal from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as “very interesting” ahead of a meeting with Theresa May in Dublin last night. The Taoiseach said the Labour leader “fleshed out a potential...

Scotsman, 8 February 2019
 
No-confidence vote in Labour MP Luciana Berger withdrawn

No-confidence vote in Labour MP Luciana Berger withdrawn

The no-confidence motion in Labour MP Luciana Berger has been withdrawn and a meeting to discuss her future cancelled after it emerged that one of her key opponents within the local party had called her a “disruptive zionist”. The decision follows a...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 
Tory MP who blocked upskirting bill halts FGM protection law

Tory MP who blocked upskirting bill halts FGM protection law

The Conservative MP Christopher Chope, who gained notoriety after he blocked a bill to make upskirting a criminal offence, has used the same parliamentary tactic to halt a planned law making it easier to protect girls from female genital mutilation...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 
Ross Thomson denies sexually assaulting men in Commons bar

Ross Thomson denies sexually assaulting men in Commons bar

The Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted men in the House of Commons, and referred himself to his party’s disciplinary panel. Thomson was escorted out of Strangers’ bar in Westminster by the police on...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 


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