ScotRail contract survives as Labour call for public ownership rejected

Source:: The National ScotRail contract survives as Labour call for public ownership rejected A SCOTTISH Labour move move to exercise the break clause in the ScotRail contract has been voted down by MSPs at Holyrood. Read the full article:: The National ScotRail contract survives as Labour call for public ownership rejected

Lift off for Scottish Government’s new Credit Union campaign

Source:: The National Lift off for Scottish Government’s new Credit Union campaign A NEW Scottish Government campaign has been launched to make the public aware of the benefits of credit unions. Read the full article:: The National Lift off for Scottish Government’s new Credit Union campaign

Mundell ‘content’ with May’s Brexit agreement despite threats to quit

Source:: The National Mundell ‘content’ with May’s Brexit agreement despite threats to quit HOURS after rumours circulated that he was on the brink of resigning, David Mundell backed the Prime Minister to the hilt saying he was “content” with the Brexit draft agreement. Read the full article:: The National Mundell ‘content’ with May’s Brexit agreement despite threats to quit

Holyrood committee to probe national testing for school pupils

Source:: The National Holyrood committee to probe national testing for school pupils A NEW probe into national testing in schools is to take place as MSPs look at its impact on the attainment gap in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Holyrood committee to probe national testing for school pupils

Energy giant SSE admits to uncertainty as Npower merger delayed

Source:: The National Energy giant SSE admits to uncertainty as Npower merger delayed ENERGY giant SSE has admitted there is “some uncertainty” that its merger with rival Npower will go ahead after the pair delayed the tie-up due to the incoming cap on default tariff prices. Read the full article:: The National Energy giant SSE admits to uncertainty as Npower merger delayed

Defeat looms for May over special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland

Source:: The National Defeat looms for May over special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland THERESA May has managed to secure a draft Brexit agreement with Brussels, but she faces almost certain defeat in the Commons after conceding to European demands for a border in the Irish Sea. Read the full article:: The National Defeat looms for May over special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland

Newsnight apologises for SNP Westminster leader gaffe

Source:: The National Newsnight apologises for SNP Westminster leader gaffe BBC Newsnight have apologised to Ian Blackford after claiming Angus Robertson was still the Westminster leader of the SNP. Read the full article:: The National Newsnight apologises for SNP Westminster leader gaffe

Mike Russell demands Tories repeal part of Brexit legislation

Source:: The National Mike Russell demands Tories repeal part of Brexit legislation MIKE Russell has demanded part of the UK’s Brexit legislation be “immediately repealed” after MPs were told progress is being made between Holyrood and Westminster on key cross-border issues. Read the full article:: The National Mike Russell demands Tories repeal part of Brexit legislation

Leave campaign economist 'doesn't give a damn' about Union

Source:: The National Leave campaign economist ‘doesn’t give a damn’ about Union BREXITEERS “don’t give a damn” about “the precious Union”, a leading commentator has said after the chief economist of the campaign to leave the EU argued quitting the bloc was more important than the Good Friday Agreement. Read the full article:: The National Leave campaign economist ‘doesn’t give a damn’ about Union

Labour pressure group back Scots activist over anti-Semitism dispute

Source:: The National Labour pressure group back Scots activist over anti-Semitism dispute THE Labour Party’s chasm-like internal division over the issue of anti-Semitism has centred in recent days over inquiries into the words and activities of the well-known Scottish Labour activist and GMB trade union shop steward Pete Gregson. Read the full article:: The National Labour pressure group back Scots activist over anti-Semitism dispute

Clive Ponting warns of Brexit threat to Scottish Parliament

Source:: The National Clive Ponting warns of Brexit threat to Scottish Parliament MANY independence activists are well aware that the Tory Government backed by other unionist parties has carried out a power grab by snatching back powers that should be going to the Scottish Parliament after Brexit. Read the full article:: The National Clive Ponting warns of Brexit threat to Scottish Parliament

Fresh call for Scottish nature law as Brexit draws closer

Source:: The National Fresh call for Scottish nature law as Brexit draws closer SCOTLAND must pass its own environment laws to protect nature after Brexit, campaigners say. Read the full article:: The National Fresh call for Scottish nature law as Brexit draws closer

Brown: Scotland could bypass Westminster to work with the EU

Source:: The National Brown: Scotland could bypass Westminster to work with the EU GORDON Brown has suggested the Scottish Parliament could bypass Westminster and work directly with the European Union – even if the UK crashes out of Europe. Read the full article:: The National Brown: Scotland could bypass Westminster to work with the EU

UK Government faces Commons defeat over FOBTs as MPs back amendments

Source:: The National UK Government faces Commons defeat over FOBTs as MPs back amendments THE Government faces near certain defeat in the Commons over its attempts to delay curbs on controversial gambling machines. Read the full article:: The National UK Government faces Commons defeat over FOBTs as MPs back amendments