No Deal Hinders Scotland’s Economy

By Scott McLeod A no-deal Brexit would be damaging to Scotland’s economy and public finances, a Holyrood committee has warned. In a unanimous, cross-party report, the Finance and Constitution Committee said the UK leaving the EU without a deal is not in Scotland’s national interest. https://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/Reports/Budget_Report_201920_-_FINAL.pdf The report warns Scotland’s finances are exposed to volatility and risk through the operation of the fiscal framework – … Continue reading No Deal Hinders Scotland’s Economy

SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education

By Jack Ewing   In a letter to the First Minister, published in the Scottish Education Journal, a teacher from Fife criticised the Scottish government saying that he saw ‘little evidence’ of education being a top priority for the government. Dean Scott, from Fife, said the government was using education as a ‘bargaining chip’ and for ‘political point scoring’. Scott, who is an SNP member, … Continue reading SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education

BREXIT PANDEMONIUM: WHAT DO THE PEOPLE THINK?

by Myrren Porter Across Scotland people have been giving their thoughts and reactions following Theresa May’s historic defeat last night in the Commons over her Brexit deal. Senior ministers have insisted that Theresa May is committed to reaching out across party lines to build a Brexit consensus following the crushing defeat of her plan for leaving the EU.  Labour, however, claim that she has had … Continue reading BREXIT PANDEMONIUM: WHAT DO THE PEOPLE THINK?

BILL TO CONFINE MSP’S TO ONE JOB HAS BEEN LAUNCHED

By Daena Danskin Neil Findlay, Scottish Labour’s parliamentary business spokesman, has launched a member’s bill to outlaw second jobs, limit the time MSPs can spend on lucrative external activities and cap additional earnings. Politicians who earn thousands upon thousands on top of their £61,000 Holyrood salaries will face parliamentary scrutiny amid cross-party calls for them to ditch their second jobs. MSP’s face a potential ban … Continue reading BILL TO CONFINE MSP’S TO ONE JOB HAS BEEN LAUNCHED

BREAKING: Theresa May warns: “Parliament paralysis more likely to lead to no Brexit rather than no Deal”

By Jack Ewing Speaking a short time ago from a factory in Stoke, Theresa May warned MP’s both no deal and no Brexit would be “Damaging and Catastrophic”, as she urged MP’s to back her deal. Theresa May called on MP’s to back her deal as not doing so would in her opinion risk the referendum result not being implemented. Ahead of tomorrow’s vote, Theresa … Continue reading BREAKING: Theresa May warns: “Parliament paralysis more likely to lead to no Brexit rather than no Deal”

Make Way for Prime Minister Corbyn?

by: Scott S Bevan Jeremy Corbyn stands on the brink of becoming PM, if he can win a second snap General Election, as Labour gets set to introduce a no-confidence vote in the government “at the earliest opportunity”. Mr Corbyn appealed for cross-party support as he admitted that now is the time for a parliamentary vote against the government. Theresa May’s Brexit deal vote was … Continue reading Make Way for Prime Minister Corbyn?