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Brexit: Government’s legal advice reveals ‘central weakness’

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s full legal advice to the Cabinet on Brexit reveals “central weaknesses in the Government’s deal”, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said. Sir Keir said he had seen the full document, which is due to be...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 
Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to 'steal' Brexit from voters

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to 'steal' Brexit from voters

Liam Fox has accused the House of Commons of trying to “steal” Brexit from the British public. The international trade secretary said the extraordinary events in parliament on Tuesday, in which the government suffered historic defeats on Brexit, were...

Guardian, 5 December 2018
 
Brexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstop

Brexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstop

Legal advice on the Brexit deal, published reluctantly on Wednesday after MPs found the government in contempt of parliament, warns the terms of the Irish backstop could trap the UK in “protracted and repeated rounds of negotiations” in the years...

Guardian, 5 December 2018
 

Tory MP Ross Thomson mocked after falling for ‘obvious’ fake drug app prank

Outspoken Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson has been criticised after being taken in by a TV crew filming a prank show in which he discussed a fake drug app which supports a child-run ‘cocaine factory’ in Colombia. The Press and Journal reported...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 

May’s Brexit pitch begins in disaster as ministers found ‘in contempt’

Parliament took back control of Brexit on a disastrous afternoon for the UK government that kicked off five days of debate on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with a series of damaging Commons defeats. In the most significant vote, MPs backed an...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 
Dundee has Scotland’s highest proportion of suicide victims who were psychiatric outpatients

Dundee has Scotland’s highest proportion of suicide victims who were psychiatric outpatients

A grieving mum has demanded an overhaul of mental health services after it emerged dozens of people have taken their own lives in Dundee despite seeking help. The proportion of suicide victims in the city who have attended a psychiatric appointment in...

The Courier, 5 December 2018
 

Rape victims call on Yousaf to extend role of taskforce

A group of rape survivors have urged justice secretary Humza Yousaf to address the issue of corroboration as part of a commitment to listening to the victims of crime. The women are campaigning to have the centuries-old Scottish legal principle – a...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 

Fears of possible miscarriages of justice

Scotland’s judicial system could become opened up to miscarriages of justice if plans to roll out an overhaul of the way vulnerable witnesses give evidence go ahead, MSPs have been told. The widespread use of special measures such as video evidence,...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 

Tories can’t wash hands of Green Deal scandal – Martyn McLaughlin

The UK Government’s Green Deal energy scheme has left thousands of households in debt, writes Martyn McLaughlin. What would you expect your government to do if you bought a house, only to discover it was saddled with a loan you had neither applied for...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 

Alexander McCall Smith: Time to wake up and smell Europa’s coffee?

Alexander McCall Smith recalls a strange dream involving the ancient Greek goddess Europa, who looks a lot like Angela Merkel, and the emergence of a new nation state. Our dreams, no matter how vivid and surprising, are usually of scant interest to...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 

Wraps come off ‘digital visualisation suite’ next to Glasgow Airport

The University of Strathclyde has claimed a Scottish first with the opening of a state-of-the-art “digital visualisation suite” at its facility next to Glasgow Airport. The suite, which forms part of the university’s Advanced Forming Research Centre...

Scotsman, 5 December 2018
 
North continues to see bigger cuts in public spending, report finds

North continues to see bigger cuts in public spending, report finds

Government spending in the north has fallen by £6.3bn while the south-east and south-west of England have seen an increase of £3.2bn since 2009-10, according to an analysis of official figures. Andy Burnham, Labour mayor of Greater Manchester, called...

Guardian, 5 December 2018
 
Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim 'fixation'

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim 'fixation'

Nigel Farage has quit Ukip after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was now unrecognisable because of the “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten. Farage, who took Ukip to third place by...

Guardian, 4 December 2018
 
Further CPS cuts impossible as workload grows, says new boss

Further CPS cuts impossible as workload grows, says new boss

The Crown Prosecution Service cannot sustain further cuts because digital technology is imposing heavy additional workloads on its lawyers, Max Hill QC, the new director of public prosecutions, has told MPs. In his first appearance before the justice...

Guardian, 4 December 2018
 
BBC cancels plans for Sunday night Brexit debate

BBC cancels plans for Sunday night Brexit debate

The BBC has cancelled plans for a televised Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday night after Labour objected to the format. The move, which will allow viewers to watch the scheduled final episode of David Attenborough’s...

Guardian, 4 December 2018
 


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