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FMQs: Workplace parking levy would be same as 10p income tax hike

Scots workers hit by a proposed new workplace parking levy could face the equivalent of a 10 pence income tax hike, MSPs have heard. Tory Deputy leader Jackson Carlaw claimed that Scots have been left "alarmed" by the proposal - dubbed the...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

What Donald Tusk could learn from Winston Churchill – Alastair Stewart

After European Commission President Donald Tusk says there is a “special place in hell” for those who “promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely”, Alastair Stewart laments the replacement of witty rejoinders with...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

FMQs LIVE: SNP to face questions on ‘car tax’

John Swinney is set to stand in for Nicola Sturgeon and take the weekly grilling from MSPs at First Minister’s Questions (FMQs). Refresh the page for latest updates as the Deputy First Minister is pressed by opposition leaders and backbenchers. Mike...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

It’s time for opponents of Brexit to work together – Ian Murray

AT 11pm this evening, it will be precisely 50 days until Britain is set to leave the EU. More than two-and-a-half years since the referendum, and nearly two years since Theresa May triggered Article 50, we still have no idea what Brexit is going to...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Tory Minister accuses SNP of squandering ‘union dividend’

A senior UK Government Minister has accused the Scottish Government under the SNP of squandering a so-called ‘union dividend’ in their approach to taxation. David Lidington, who is the de facto deputy of Prime Minister Theresa May, was responding to...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

IndyRef2: Nicola Sturgeon ‘should be reminded of David Cameron’ when pushing for vote

The country’s leading pollster has warned Nicola Sturgeon she risks following a political path set by David Cameron if she pursues a refrerendum she presumes won’t happen. Professor Sir John Curtice said pushing for IndyRef2 could backfire on the SNP...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Will flights be delayed or cancelled after Brexit?

Many people already have their summer holidays booked, but questions over if flights will go ahead as planned after March 29 are on everyone's lips. easyJet has released a statement to calm any concerns passengers may have. It is trading statement for...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Glasgow’s biggest office building move steps closer

The development of Glasgow’s largest new office building has taken a big step forward after an eight-figure funding deal was agreed. HFD Property Group (HFD) said it had secured an £88.9 million development loan through the Bank of Scotland real...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Council leader backs ‘parking tax’ as Derek Mackay defends policy

Motorists face paying up to £10 a week to park at work in Scotland’s capital after finance secretary Derek Mackay caved in to Green Party demands for a “parking tax”. A levy of around £400 a year per space is expected to be imposed on employers after...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 
Why is May going back to the EU on Brexit? Eight key questions

Why is May going back to the EU on Brexit? Eight key questions

Why is Theresa May on a an EU diplomatic charm offensive? After MPs passed the Brady amendment last week calling for the Irish backstop to be replaced with “alternative arrangements”, the prime minister pledged to renegotiate with Brussels in an...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 

Father accuses JD Sports of ‘semi-porn’ Scottish shirt photo

A father-of-two has criticised a major sports retailer for using a “semi-porn” photo on to sell Scotland women’s shirts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer. Simon Kemp, who is taking his 11-year-old daughter and young son to the Women’s World...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 

Aberdeen’s Proserv seals second deal in a week

An Aberdeen-headquartered technology firm has agreed a deal to sell its Coatbridge-based speciality machining business just days after acquiring part of Petrofac. Proserv, which offers controls technology for the oil and gas sector, said the divested...

Scotsman, 7 February 2019
 
Not opposing Brexit could lose Labour 45 seats, says leaked report

Not opposing Brexit could lose Labour 45 seats, says leaked report

A trade union affiliated with the Labour party has claimed that Jeremy Corbyn’s party could lose an additional 45 seats in a snap election if it fails to take an anti-Brexit position, in a leaked report. The report, drawn up by the transport union...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 
No quick fix for citizen rights under no-deal Brexit, says EU official

No quick fix for citizen rights under no-deal Brexit, says EU official

Nearly 5 million British and EU citizens could be stuck in limbo after a no-deal Brexit, a senior EU official has warned, who said it could take several years “to pick up the pieces” of the UK crashing out of the bloc. Politicians on both sides of the...

Guardian, 7 February 2019
 
Pro-second vote MPs hold their fire until after May's Brussels trip

Pro-second vote MPs hold their fire until after May's Brussels trip

Exasperated supporters of a second referendum plan to hold their fire again when Theresa May comes back to parliament next week to set out the next stage of her Brexit strategy. The Lib Dem leader, Sir Vince Cable, has sent a message to activists,...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 


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