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Brian Monteith: Changing PM settles nothing unless we leave the EU

Are we there yet? It is a question we have all heard, parents or not. Have we left the European Union – as promised? Has the Prime Minister fallen or been pushed on her sword by her cabinet colleagues? All the while the clock keeps ticking – but whose...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Theresa May faces her Cabinet amid speculation of coup plot

Theresa May will face an emergency Cabinet meeting today amid talk of a coup plot to oust her from Downing Street and install a caretaker Prime Minister to shepherd a Brexit deal through Parliament. Mrs May’s de-facto deputy David Lidington was forced...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Holyrood ‘should have role in developing post-Brexit laws’

The Scottish Parliament should have a role in adapting laws and regulations in areas currently governed by the EU after Brexit, a committee convenor has said. MSPs have called for the opportunity to scrutinise and agree on all policy areas, rather...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

‘Systemic problems’ in emergency services must be addressed - MSPs

A number of improvements must be made in order to address “systemic problems” created following reform of Scotland’s police and fire services, according to a committee of MSPs. Holyrood’s justice committee today publishes its conclusions following a...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Leader comment: Replacing May will not solve the humiliation of Brexit

AS Brexit continues to dominate our politics, we yearn for some calm heads, some measured voices that might find a workable solution to the problems now paralysing parliament. We long to hear common sense and compromise when, instead, the air thunders...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Campaign against Edinburgh’s over-tourism just got a massive boost – Helen Martin

OF all the people we hoped would campaign against Edinburgh’s over-tourism, we never expected Pete Irvine, the king of Hogmanay in the Capital, to lead the way. We must all doff our caps and applaud him for recognising the scale of the problem,...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

There’s one massive Edinburgh issue we all agree on – Iain Whyte

Joined-up thinking, working with partners and training more construction professionals would help solve our housing crisis, writes Iain Whyte We must end homelessness. We have a housing crisis. We must build more homes and make them cheaper to rent....

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Some people serve a life sentence in six-month instalments – Karyn McCluskey

When debating crime and justice, everyone wants the same things – less crime and safer communities. But short prison sentences do little to prevent reoffending, writes Karyn McCluskey. I don’t really ‘do’ Twitter. I realised some time ago that it took...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Capital bike bag start-up move up a higher gear

An Edinburgh-based creator of bespoke cycling bags has expanded its product range and is gearing up to hire its first employees after enjoying rapid sales growth. Straight Cut, founded last summer by entrepreneurial cyclist Ross O’Reilly, designs and...

25 March 2019 in Business
 

Global R&D group launches UK arm in capital

A global research and development (R&D) tax specialist has launched its UK division at headquarters in Edinburgh today. The British arm of ABGI Group, operating under the name ABGI-UK, will focus on delivering tax incentive and innovation...

25 March 2019 in Business
 

Glasgow software firm lands digital funding

Software company VeryConnect has secured a £50,000 loan to support its ambitious growth strategy and enhance digital skills among its staff. The Glasgow-based firm has been awarded the digital development loan from the Scottish Government’s £36...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Johnston Carmichael lifts financial services team

Scottish accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has unveiled a new partner as it seeks to expand its capability in the financial services industry. The firm has recruited Ewen Fleming, former partner and leader of the financial...

25 March 2019 in Business
 

Devolved and UK ministers’ mistrust spans decades and parties, report finds

A report marking 20 years of devolution has revealed the depth of mistrust between UK and devolved ministers going back decades and spanning party lines. In interviews with researchers from the Institute for Government (IfG), senior former Holyrood...

25 March 2019 in Politics
 

Six Nations report card: How every Scotland player rated

A total of 37 players featured for Scotland, with each one given a mark out of ten. 1. Stuart Hogg - 8 Tournament ended prematurely in week two. Had scored a fingertip try in the opener against Italy. Unsurprisingly his world-class attacking threat...

24 March 2019 in Learning
 

Mueller report: No evidence Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department said. Mr Mueller also investigated whether Mr...

24 March 2019 in Politics
 


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