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Teachers will refuse to bear cost of workplace parking levy, warns union

Teachers will refuse to bear cost of workplace parking levy, warns union

Teachers would demand refunds at taxpayer expense if they are slapped with new parking charges, says one of Scotland’s biggest unions. It would cost Tayside and Fife councils £3.7 million in lost revenue if all teachers in the area won rebates for the...

The Courier, Thursday, 07:23
 

Theresa May faces another embarrassing Commons defeat on Brexit

Theresa May is facing another embarrassing defeat after Tory eurosceptics warned they would vote against a symbolic motion on Brexit this evening unless it keeps the option of no deal on the table. Downing Street denied the Prime Minister was ruling...

Scotsman, Thursday, 06:37
 
Greg Clark accused of misleading MPs over £61m payment to Nissan

Greg Clark accused of misleading MPs over £61m payment to Nissan

Labour has accused the business secretary, Greg Clark, of misleading MPs by failing to tell parliament that a £61m package of state aid had been granted to Nissan, despite assuring the Commons that he would do so. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow...

Guardian, Thursday, 06:19
 

CE marking after Brexit

The current CE safety certificate symbol, which shows consumers that an item meets legal requirements, belongs to the EU. To prepare for a no-deal scenario, the UK government has drawn up a new logo, called the UKCA - UK Conformity Assessed. This is...

Scotsman, Thursday, 05:53
 
Winston Churchill was a villain, says John McDonnell

Winston Churchill was a villain, says John McDonnell

The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said that Winston Churchill was a villain rather than a hero, because of his role in the quelling of rioting in a south Wales town. When asked at an event organised by Politico in London on Wednesday whether...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:17
 
Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard

Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard

Almost all councils in England plan to increase council tax from April and three-quarters intend to raise it above 2.75%, research reveals. The maximum rise allowed without a local referendum is 2.99%. Similar proportions plan to raise charges and...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:17
 
‘Living in poverty’: workers at business ministry go on strike

‘Living in poverty’: workers at business ministry go on strike

Catering staff earning as little as £7.83 an hour danced and sang outside their work at the business department as they staged a 26-hour strike in protest at what they described as poverty pay. Many of the outsourced catering team at the Department...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:17
 
Post-Brexit trade partners ask UK to lower human rights standards

Post-Brexit trade partners ask UK to lower human rights standards

Britain has received demands to roll back its human rights standards in exchange for progress on post-Brexit trade deals, including from some countries that ministers are pushing to secure agreements with. In an admission that some countries have...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:17
 

Facebook removes over 100 adverts for Donald Trump’s businesses

Facebook has removed more than 100 adverts for Donald Trump’s hotels and golf courses after ruling they had breached strict new transparency rules surrounding political advertising and failed to disclose who had paid for the promotions, The Scotsman...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 22:10
 
Corbyn faces frontbench exodus if he fails to seek new Brexit referendum

Corbyn faces frontbench exodus if he fails to seek new Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn faces up to 10 resignations from the Labour frontbench if he fails to throw his party’s weight behind a fresh attempt to force Theresa May to submit her Brexit deal to a referendum in a fortnight’s time, frustrated MPs are warning. With...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:50
 

Ian Blackford repeats claim that Theresa May lied about Brexit deal analysis

The SNP’s Westminster leader has repeated his claim that Theresa May lied about analysis of her Brexit deal and suggested she is not “fit for the office of Prime Minister”. Ian Blackford was forced to withdraw remarks in the Commons chamber on Tuesday...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 21:30
 

Nicola Sturgeon warns of ‘severe impact’ on Scotland as prospect of No Deal Brexit intensifies

Nicola Sturgeon has issued a stark warning of “severe impacts” on food and medicine supplies in Scotland as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit intensifies. The First Minister spoke out after a meeting of her Cabinet and the Scottish Government’s...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 20:37
 
No-deal Brexit would lead to vote on united Ireland, says Sinn Féin

No-deal Brexit would lead to vote on united Ireland, says Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin has urged Theresa May and Ireland’s taoiseach Leo Varadkar to plan for a referendum on a united Ireland in event the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, which has seven seats in Westminster, made...

Guardian, Wednesday, 20:07
 
Seaborne ferry contract with Grayling office had no written backing

Seaborne ferry contract with Grayling office had no written backing

The top civil servant from Chris Grayling’s department has admitted the government did not have a written guarantee of secure financial backing before handing a £13.8m contract to a ferry company with no ships. Bernadette Kelly, the Department for...

Guardian, Wednesday, 19:06
 
'Kicking up dust': little sign of progress in UK-EU talks

'Kicking up dust': little sign of progress in UK-EU talks

The British government is “pretending to negotiate” with the European Union and has not presented any new proposals to break the Brexit deadlock, according to EU officials. Theresa May’s de-facto deputy, David Lidington, and the Brexit secretary,...

Guardian, Wednesday, 18:09
 


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