Satwat Rehman: My parents would not have passed new Tory rules

Source:: The National Satwat Rehman: My parents would not have passed new Tory rules THE picture has that nostalgic, yellowing quality that dates it firmly in the early seventies. A nine-year-old Satwat Rehman is holding her mum’s hand as she leans in against her, beaming for the camera. Read the full article:: The National Satwat Rehman: My parents would not have passed new Tory rules

Revealed: links between Conservatives and private healthcare

Source:: The National Revealed: links between Conservatives and private healthcare TORY MPs are receiving large donations and earning thousands of pounds from links to the private health sector, the Sunday National can reveal. Read the full article:: The National Revealed: links between Conservatives and private healthcare

Sarah Glynn: Why the Kurds were branded 'terrorists'

Source:: The National Sarah Glynn: Why the Kurds were branded ‘terrorists’ LAST Friday, our increasingly through-the-looking-glass politics saw the pretrial hearing of Paul Newey for the crime of giving his son, Dan, £150. Paul is being charged with funding terrorism, and his other son, Sam with assisting terrorism. Dan Newey is a member of the Kurdish YPG in north-east Syria, the same forces that have spearheaded the fight against Daesh, with the backing of the US, France and the UK. Read the full article:: The National Sarah Glynn: Why the Kurds were branded ‘terrorists’

Cherry to step down as MP if she wins Central Edinburgh seat

Source:: The National Cherry to step down as MP if she wins Central Edinburgh seat MP Joanna Cherry said will stand down at Westminster if elected to a key Holyrood seat after confirming she is challenging another prominent SNP figure for the nomination. Read the full article:: The National Cherry to step down as MP if she wins Central Edinburgh seat

UK commits to replacement of Trident with US warheads

Source:: The National UK commits to replacement of Trident with US warheads The UK Government has committed to a multibillion-pound replacement of Trident with nuclear warheads based on US technology, Pentagon officials have revealed. Read the full article:: The National UK commits to replacement of Trident with US warheads

Joanna Cherry announces she will run for Edinburgh Central

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry announces she will run for Edinburgh Central Two SNP big guns are to go head-to-head in Ruth Davidson’s Holyrood seat as Joanna Cherry QC announced she will take on Angus Robertson for the party’s nomination. Read the full article:: The National Joanna Cherry announces she will run for Edinburgh Central

Nandy calls for BBC shake-up to end 'group of men behind desk'

Source:: The National Nandy calls for BBC shake-up to end ‘group of men behind desk’ Labour leadership contender Lisa Nandy has proposed a major shake-up of the BBC to stop decisions being made “by a small group of men behind a desk” in London. Read the full article:: The National Nandy calls for BBC shake-up to end ‘group of men behind desk’

The new consensus

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The new consensus There’s been another broontervention. You can be forgiven for not having noticed, as broonterventions come so frequently these days that each new one blurs seamlessly into the ones that preceded it. It’s just a shame that there weren’t any broonterventions during that period just after the 2014 referendum when Gordie had promised that he personally was going to ensure that the UK party leaders would be held to account for the promises that they’d made in order to win that… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The new consensus

Does the PM want a ‘hard man’ in Northern Ireland?

Source:: The National Does the PM want a ‘hard man’ in Northern Ireland? ONLY in the topsy-turvy world of Boris Johnson could success be a reason for sacking a minister. Julian Smith, in the short period of his tenure in the post of Northern Ireland Secretary, managed to do what the holders of that post over the past three years completely failed to do, namely resuscitate the moribund Assembly and at the same time win the trust of politicians of all parties. Read the full article:: The National Does the PM want a ‘hard man’ in Northern Ireland?

Keep an open mind about the idea of a Yes alliance for 2021

Source:: The National Keep an open mind about the idea of a Yes alliance for 2021 SCOTT MacDonald’s Long Letter from the SSP (February 20) is a welcome contribution to what I am sure will be an ongoing discussion in the pages of The National, and across the Yes movement. This is the discussion on how to secure the maximum number of pro-indy MSPs in 2021 through a “Max the Yes” strategy. In brief, that means the whole of Yes getting behind the SNP in the constituencies, then voting for another pro-indy grouping on the list. Read the […]

Ryanair boss under fire after 'awful' call for racial profiling

Source:: The National Ryanair boss under fire after ‘awful’ call for racial profiling SCOTLAND’S Justice Secretary has criticised budget airline Ryanair’s chief executive after he called for profiling of Muslim men at airports. Read the full article:: The National Ryanair boss under fire after ‘awful’ call for racial profiling

The silver lining

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The silver lining Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The silver lining

Question Time in racism row after sharing anti-migrant rant

Source:: The National Question Time in racism row after sharing anti-migrant rant THE BBC’s flagship politics show has been accused of promoting an “incitement to racial hatred” after an audience member’s anti-immigrant tirade went viral on social media. Read the full article:: The National Question Time in racism row after sharing anti-migrant rant

Humza Yousaf responds to 'baloney’ talk of Sturgeon quitting

Source:: The National Humza Yousaf responds to ‘baloney’ talk of Sturgeon quitting AN SNP minister has accused his MP colleagues of “talking an absolute load of baloney” over the Nicola Sturgeon’s future as SNP leader. Read the full article:: The National Humza Yousaf responds to ‘baloney’ talk of Sturgeon quitting