Liam Fox nominated by UK Government to lead World Trade Organisation

Source:: The National Liam Fox nominated by UK Government to lead World Trade Organisation THE man who infamously claimed in 2017 that a free-trade deal with the EU would be “easiest in human history” is the UK Government’s pick to lead the World Trade Organisation. Read the full article:: The National Liam Fox nominated by UK Government to lead World Trade Organisation

Scottish independence: Are Tory voters warming to the idea?

Source:: The National Scottish independence: Are Tory voters warming to the idea? RECENT polling on Scottish independence may show a change in the number of Conservative voters now backing self-determination, according to new analysis. Read the full article:: The National Scottish independence: Are Tory voters warming to the idea?

George Galloway plans return to Scottish politics after Border row

Source:: The National George Galloway plans return to Scottish politics after Border row FORMER MP George Galloway is planning to return to Scottish politics after he was involved in a social media row over potential Border restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the full article:: The National George Galloway plans return to Scottish politics after Border row

Rishi Sunak's union claims dismissed as 'insular rubbish’

Source:: The National Rishi Sunak’s union claims dismissed as ‘insular rubbish’ RISHI Sunak put the Union at centre of his emergency mini-budget, claiming “no nationalist” can “ignore the undeniable truth” that help had only been possible for Scotland during the coronavirus crisis because it is part of the United Kingdom. Read the full article:: The National Rishi Sunak’s union claims dismissed as ‘insular rubbish’

BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg accused of ‘repeating mistakes of 2014’

Source:: The National BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg accused of ‘repeating mistakes of 2014’ THE BBC has been accused of “repeating the mistakes of 2014” after its top reporter gave an analysis of the current independence debate by “parroting Tory attack lines”. Read the full article:: The National BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg accused of ‘repeating mistakes of 2014’

Joanna Cherry: Scotland should consider black heritage centre

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry: Scotland should consider black heritage centre LATER today I will be taking part in the online annual human rights conference organised by the all-party campaign group Justice, and joining a panel reflecting on a keynote address by Sandie Okoro, the general counsel and senior vice-president of the World Bank. She will talk about her journey from black schoolgirl in South London to law school and a stellar global career in legal and financial services. Naturally, she will also talk about the Black Lives Matter movement. Read the full article:: The National Joanna Cherry: […]

Joanna Cherry calls for Scotland to consider black heritage centre

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry calls for Scotland to consider black heritage centre THE Scottish Government should consider proposals to open a dedicated museum of black heritage in Scotland, Joanna Cherry has suggested. Read the full article:: The National Joanna Cherry calls for Scotland to consider black heritage centre

Tories must give Scotland powers to deliver for our economy

Source:: The National Tories must give Scotland powers to deliver for our economy NUMBERS, numbers, numbers. Unless you spend your life immersed in macroeconomic policy it can be hard to know if Rishi Sunak’s not-a-budget was a triumph or a dud. Obviously, there were eye-catching handouts aplenty, from the Eat Out to Help Out voucher to the Kickstart scheme to help young people into jobs. And of course, Sunak himself is Tory charm personified. Boris watch your back. Read the full article:: The National Tories must give Scotland powers to deliver for our economy

Here's what's reopening in Scotland in phase three of lockdown

Source:: The National Here’s what’s reopening in Scotland in phase three of lockdown SHOPPING centres, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to reopen in the coming days as a major lifting of lockdown measures is due to be announced tomorrow. Read the full article:: The National Here’s what’s reopening in Scotland in phase three of lockdown

Why didn't Rishi Sunak mention the impending cliff-edge of Brexit?

Source:: The National Why didn’t Rishi Sunak mention the impending cliff-edge of Brexit? THE Chancellor’s statement yesterday included some interesting schemes, including an increase in “work coaches” at job centres. Very commendable, but as SNP MP Chis Stephens highlighted, for this to be of any benefit the Chancellor would have had to announce the suspension of the job centre closure programme currently being undertaken by his government. Read the full article:: The National Why didn’t Rishi Sunak mention the impending cliff-edge of Brexit?

Coronavirus: Scottish Government's flagship childcare plan postponed

Source:: The National Coronavirus: Scottish Government’s flagship childcare plan postponed NICOLA Sturgeon has said she is “deeply sorry” her Government’s flagship free childcare plans are being put on hold for a year because of coronavirus. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: Scottish Government’s flagship childcare plan postponed

Summer statement: Where Chancellor Rishi Sunak went wrong

Source:: The National Summer statement: Where Chancellor Rishi Sunak went wrong CIRCUMSTANCES make a Chancellor’s reputation and Rishi Sunak is having a “good” coronavirus crisis.   Read the full article:: The National Summer statement: Where Chancellor Rishi Sunak went wrong

Rishi Sunak blasted over claim coronavirus crisis has strengthened Union

Source:: The National Rishi Sunak blasted over claim coronavirus crisis has strengthened Union RISHI Sunak has been condemned for spouting “desperate drivel” after he claimed the coronavirus crisis has strengthened the case for the Union. Read the full article:: The National Rishi Sunak blasted over claim coronavirus crisis has strengthened Union

Holyrood threatens to defy Westminster on post-Brexit legislation

Source:: The National Holyrood threatens to defy Westminster on post-Brexit legislation THE Scottish Government has threatened to defy proposed UK legislation allowing Westminster unilaterally to set food and environmental standards, setting the stage for the biggest constitutional stand-off between London and Edinburgh since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Read the full article:: The National Holyrood threatens to defy Westminster on post-Brexit legislation

Shielding: Scotland's Health Secretary announces major changes

Source:: The National Shielding: Scotland’s Health Secretary announces major changes SCOTLAND’S Health Secretary Jeane Freeman used today’s briefing to announce the easing of measures on those who were forced to shield because of a pre-existing medical condition. Read the full article:: The National Shielding: Scotland’s Health Secretary announces major changes