EXPLAINED: What was Brexit backstop – and what's replacing it?

Source:: The National EXPLAINED: What was Brexit backstop – and what’s replacing it? BORIS Johnson’s Brexit deal has removed the border backstop from the withdrawal treaty. But what was the backstop and what has it been replaced with? Read the full article:: The National EXPLAINED: What was Brexit backstop – and what’s replacing it?

The Ideology of Nobel Economics

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Ideology of Nobel Economics THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS – AN EXERCISE IN IDEOLOGY? THIS year’s (so-called) Nobel economics prize has gone to three US-based academics – Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. Banerjee and Duflo (who are married) work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is a professor at Harvard. They received the £728,000 prize […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Ideology of Nobel Economics

Name-calling and bullying over GRA reform has to stop

Source:: The National Name-calling and bullying over GRA reform has to stop AT SNP conference last weekend the party elected, amidst some tension, a new Women’s Convenor. Read the full article:: The National Name-calling and bullying over GRA reform has to stop

Levers of power

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Levers of power 16 votes, up to a maximum of 31, you say? If only there was a party with enough MPs to turn that round, eh? The Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal is a catastrophe for Scotland. It would massively disadvantage the country compared to Northern Ireland. Companies would entirely sensibly flock across the Irish Sea to […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Levers of power

First Minister: Brexit deal 'makes a mockery' of claim Scotland is equal UK partner

Source:: The National First Minister: Brexit deal ‘makes a mockery’ of claim Scotland is equal UK partner NICOLA Sturgeon has branded the latest Brexit deal undemocratic and claimed it “makes a mockery of claims that the UK is in any way a partnership of equals.” Read the full article:: The National First Minister: Brexit deal ‘makes a mockery’ of claim Scotland is equal UK partner

READ: Jean-Claude Juncker sends letter backing latest Brexit deal

Source:: The National READ: Jean-Claude Juncker sends letter backing latest Brexit deal In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker wrote: Read the full article:: The National READ: Jean-Claude Juncker sends letter backing latest Brexit deal

Brexit deal reached – but DUP say they won't back it

Source:: The National Brexit deal reached – but DUP say they won’t back it A Brexit deal has been agreed with the EU, Boris Johnson has said. Read the full article:: The National Brexit deal reached – but DUP say they won’t back it

Tories accused of causing 'pain' to LGBT+ community

Source:: The National Tories accused of causing ‘pain’ to LGBT+ community LABOUR has accused the Government of “exacerbating the pain and the hurt in the LGBT+ community”. Read the full article:: The National Tories accused of causing ‘pain’ to LGBT+ community

What happens if (when) Boris Johnson rejects a Section 30 order?

Source:: The National What happens if (when) Boris Johnson rejects a Section 30 order? Nicola Sturgeon has revealed that she’ll be submitting a request for a Section 30 order to the UK Government within the next few weeks, taking the first step toward holding a second independence referendum in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National What happens if (when) Boris Johnson rejects a Section 30 order?

Andrew Wilson: Gaining independence requires clarity not impatience

Source:: The National Andrew Wilson: Gaining independence requires clarity not impatience IF I had a pound for every time a politician said that “the only poll that counts is election day”, I would have a modestly pleasing sum of money. Not enough to retire on, but enough. Read the full article:: The National Andrew Wilson: Gaining independence requires clarity not impatience

Think tank warns Boris Johnson over denying Scotland indyref2

Source:: The National Think tank warns Boris Johnson over denying Scotland indyref2 THE Prime Minister cannot keep dismissing requests from the Scottish Government for a second independence referendum. Read the full article:: The National Think tank warns Boris Johnson over denying Scotland indyref2

Lesley Riddoch: Why I might make a new party after indyref2

Source:: The National Lesley Riddoch: Why I might make a new party after indyref2 WELL, it was a helluva SNP conference for me – and I could only stay for two hours. Long enough though, to realise a few things. Read the full article:: The National Lesley Riddoch: Why I might make a new party after indyref2

Johnson admits 'outstanding issues' remain on Brexit deal

Source:: The National Johnson admits ‘outstanding issues’ remain on Brexit deal BORIS Johnson acknowledged that “outstanding issues” to get a Brexit deal remain on the final day before a crucial EU summit, but said there was still a “chance” of success. Read the full article:: The National Johnson admits ‘outstanding issues’ remain on Brexit deal

Alister Jack to reveal proposals on 'improving' devolution relations

Source:: The National Alister Jack to reveal proposals on ‘improving’ devolution relations PROPOSALS for revamping relations between the UK Government and devolved administrations are due to be published by the end of the year. Read the full article:: The National Alister Jack to reveal proposals on ‘improving’ devolution relations

The Police Line

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Police Line May Fraser explores the tensions between love and power in dealing with the police. The other side of the police line at the intersection of Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, two police officers dragged someone who had been sitting, by the arms, across the road; searched, questioned, arrested and drove the person away in a police […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Police Line