Government clashes with Home Office over Scots migration policy

Source:: The National Government clashes with Home Office over Scots migration policy SCOTTISH ministers have clashed with the UK Government’s independent Migration Advisory Committee after it disputed claims Scotland has its own immigration needs Read the full article:: The National Government clashes with Home Office over Scots migration policy

Scottish MPs call for Europe to act in Catalonia and Spain dispute

Source:: The National Scottish MPs call for Europe to act in Catalonia and Spain dispute TWO Scottish MPs have called on Europe to intervene in the dispute between Catalonia and Spain which has seen public figures and politicians jailed for almost a year without trial and other leaders exiled throughout the EU. Read the full article:: The National Scottish MPs call for Europe to act in Catalonia and Spain dispute

'Apalling' secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Source:: The National ‘Apalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak THE TORIES are secretly plotting to undermine Scotland’s interests during negotiations with the EU, in what Brexit secretary Michael Russell described last night as a “massive insult”. Read the full article:: The National ‘Apalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them

Source:: The National Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them EDUCATION Secretary John Swinney has invited opponents of national testing for P1 pupils to see first-hand what the tests involve, before MSPs vote on scrapping them. Read the full article:: The National Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them

EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future

Source:: The National EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future A LEADING Eurocrat has said he believes the UK’s relationship with the bloc “will be very complicated” post Brexit but appealed for Britain to work together to combat mutual security problems. Read the full article:: The National EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future

'Appalling' secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Source:: The National ‘Appalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak THE TORIES are secretly plotting to undermine Scotland’s interests during negotiations with the EU, in what Brexit secretary Michael Russell described last night as a “massive insult”. Read the full article:: The National ‘Appalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

John Swinney set to ignore MSPs on ‘political’ P1 tests vote

Source:: The National John Swinney set to ignore MSPs on ‘political’ P1 tests vote JOHN Swinney has indicated that the government could disregard the outcome of a Holyrood vote if MSPs back scrapping standardised assessments for primary ones. The SNP administration face almost certain defeat on Wednesday, with the Tories, Labour, the LibDems and the Greens all joining forces to back a motion calling for the tests to be ditched. Read the full article:: The National John Swinney set to ignore MSPs on ‘political’ P1 tests vote

Swinney stands firm on P1 testing despite criticism from opponents

Source:: The National Swinney stands firm on P1 testing despite criticism from opponents EDUCATION Secretary John Swinney has launched a fresh defence of standardised testing after criticism by “ill-informed” and “hypocritical” opponents of the national assessments for primary one pupils. Read the full article:: The National Swinney stands firm on P1 testing despite criticism from opponents

Michael Russell: We will protect Scotland from UK power grab

Source:: The National Michael Russell: We will protect Scotland from UK power grab SCOTLAND’S Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell has launched a scathing attack on the “extraordinary assertion” made by the UK Government that it is developing “new and innovative ways” to manage disagreements with the devolved administrations over Brexit. Read the full article:: The National Michael Russell: We will protect Scotland from UK power grab

Minister: We won’t stop trying to halt Universal Credit in Scotland

Source:: The National Minister: We won’t stop trying to halt Universal Credit in Scotland THE SCOTTISH Government “will not stop” in its attempt to halt the roll out of Universal Credit and the ease the hardship it’s causing, according to Cabinet Secretary for Social Security Shirley-Anne Somerville. Read the full article:: The National Minister: We won’t stop trying to halt Universal Credit in Scotland

Historic abuse survivors to receive compensation before they die

Source:: The National Historic abuse survivors to receive compensation before they die SICK and elderly survivors of historical abuse in children’s homes in Scotland are in line to receive initial payments over the coming months under a financial redress scheme being considered by ministers. Read the full article:: The National Historic abuse survivors to receive compensation before they die

Keith Brown: Join our Day of Action and help us learn where the nation is

Source:: The National Keith Brown: Join our Day of Action and help us learn where the nation is MY first recollection of door knocking for the SNP was during a wintry council by-election in Broughty Ferry in the mid 80s. Read the full article:: The National Keith Brown: Join our Day of Action and help us learn where the nation is

Scotland's new food future to be unveiled in ambitious new legislation

Source:: The National Scotland’s new food future to be unveiled in ambitious new legislation MINISTERS have vowed to introduce ambitious legislation over the coming months to transform Scotland’s relationship with food following parliamentary pressure. Read the full article:: The National Scotland’s new food future to be unveiled in ambitious new legislation

Election watchdog 'misunderstood' EU election spending rules

Source:: The National Election watchdog ‘misunderstood’ EU election spending rules THE Electoral Commission misinterpreted EU referendum spending laws allowing Vote Leave to break them, the High Court has ruled. Read the full article:: The National Election watchdog ‘misunderstood’ EU election spending rules

FM opens up to young people on bullying in Question Time Next Generation

Source:: The National FM opens up to young people on bullying in Question Time Next Generation NICOLA Sturgeon has opened up about homework, her inability to use a cooker and which reality TV programme she would opt to go on. Read the full article:: The National FM opens up to young people on bullying in Question Time Next Generation