PFI: The disaster we should have seen coming

Source:: The National PFI: The disaster we should have seen coming IT was a disaster a long time in the making, and one that should have been seen for what it was before its awful implications were finally realised. Read the full article:: The National PFI: The disaster we should have seen coming

The failings of the PFI system were inevitable

Source:: The National The failings of the PFI system were inevitable TWO of the main downsides of PFI, and other forms of public private partnership (PPP), have become increasingly apparent in the years since the use of these forms of partnership became widespread in the UK. Read the full article:: The National The failings of the PFI system were inevitable

Greens accuse LibDems of ‘living in parallel universe’

Source:: The National Greens accuse LibDems of ‘living in parallel universe’ WILLIE Rennie has come under attack after trying to taking credit for Scotland’s new income tax system – despite most of his MSPs voting against it. Read the full article:: The National Greens accuse LibDems of ‘living in parallel universe’

Keith Brown: Indyref2 could be only '12 months or two years' away

Source:: The National Keith Brown: Indyref2 could be only ’12 months or two years’ away THE frontrunner in the race to become Nicola Sturgeon’s depute has forecast a second independence referendum could be held as early as April next year. Read the full article:: The National Keith Brown: Indyref2 could be only ’12 months or two years’ away

Sturgeon slams ‘betrayal’ of the indyref promise to Scotland's shipyards

Source:: The National Sturgeon slams ‘betrayal’ of the indyref promise to Scotland’s shipyards MINISTRY of Defence plans to open up a £1 billion order for three new ships to firms in Germany, Italy and South Korea, has been described as an act of “blatant betrayal” by the First Minister. Read the full article:: The National Sturgeon slams ‘betrayal’ of the indyref promise to Scotland’s shipyards

Was Prestwick used by US in Syrian strikes?

Source:: The National Was Prestwick used by US in Syrian strikes? THE First Minister has been pressed on whether Prestwick Airport, which is owned by the Scottish Government, was used by the United States military in its operation to deploy air strikes against Syria last weekend. Read the full article:: The National Was Prestwick used by US in Syrian strikes?

Indyref2 could be only 12 months away

Source:: The National Indyref2 could be only 12 months away THE frontrunner in the race to become Nicola Sturgeon’s depute has forecast a second independence referendum could be held as early as April next year. Read the full article:: The National Indyref2 could be only 12 months away

Petition launched to prevent mother being deported from Scotland

Source:: The National Petition launched to prevent mother being deported from Scotland THE public must help keep a deportation-threatened mother with her family in Scotland, an MSP says. Read the full article:: The National Petition launched to prevent mother being deported from Scotland

Tory MP ‘insulted victims’ by smiling on Iraq throne

Source:: The National Tory MP ‘insulted victims’ by smiling on Iraq throne AN Iraqi refugee whose grandfather and three uncles were murdered by Saddam Hussein’s regime has said she is deeply insulted by a picture of a Scots Tory MP sitting smiling on the former dictator’s throne. Read the full article:: The National Tory MP ‘insulted victims’ by smiling on Iraq throne

Theresa May backs Esther McVey in row over ‘good’ rape clause

Source:: The National Theresa May backs Esther McVey in row over ‘good’ rape clause THERESA May has doubled down on DWP claims that the government is being supportive when it forces victims of rape to choose between reliving their violent sexual attack or losing their benefits. Read the full article:: The National Theresa May backs Esther McVey in row over ‘good’ rape clause

Tories refuse to answer who’s going to pay for Holyrood Continuity Bill court challenge

Source:: The National Tories refuse to answer who’s going to pay for Holyrood Continuity Bill court challenge THE Tories have refused to say who was paying for the UK Government’s decision to challenge the Scottish Parliament’s Brexit bill in the courts. Read the full article:: The National Tories refuse to answer who’s going to pay for Holyrood Continuity Bill court challenge

'Slapstick' Scotland in Union aims to replace Better Together

Source:: The National ‘Slapstick’ Scotland in Union aims to replace Better Together IN a pre-emptive boost for independence supporters, slapstick non-party movement, Scotland in Union, says it could replace Better Together as the lead designated campaigner for the no side in a new indyref. Read the full article:: The National ‘Slapstick’ Scotland in Union aims to replace Better Together

‘Worry’ changing Tory priorities may delay Scottish benefits

Source:: The National ‘Worry’ changing Tory priorities may delay Scottish benefits TORY indifference could delay Scotland taking control of its own benefits system, the Scottish social security minister has warned. Read the full article:: The National ‘Worry’ changing Tory priorities may delay Scottish benefits