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  • Delegates push for federal solution to heal divides


    DELEGATES at the Scottish Labour conference voted yesterday for a “radical” federal solution to heal deep political and economic rifts in British society following the referendums over Scottish independence and EU membership.

    People all over Britain have been feeling...

    Saturday 25th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Sports Direct wins out on rates drop


    EXPLOITATIVE retail firm Sports Direct could see its business rates for properties across Scotland slashed following a review of the property tax system by the Scottish government.

    Analysis by Scottish Labour revealed yesterday that the values of Sports Direct properties in Scotland...

    Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Scotland’s grim cancer survival disparity


    A LEADING cancer charity has called for urgent action to tackle the “completely unacceptable” cancer survival gap between poor and affluent communities in Scotland.

    Macmillan Cancer Support carried out what it describes as the “most comprehensive ever” analysis...

    Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Unions hit out at jobcentre closures


    TRADE unionists meeting in Glasgow today will call for an immediate halt to the Conservatives’ “ill thought out” plan to close half of the job centres across Scotland’s largest city. 

    Civil service union PCS, which represents 50,000 staff in the Department...

    Saturday 18th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Blair: Scottish indepence now more credible


    UNREPENTANT warmonger Tony Blair warned that Scottish independence was “much more credible” in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

    Speaking at a London event for Open Britain — which campaigns for Britain to stay in the single market —...

    Saturday 18th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Anger grows over Rudd’s Dubs U-turn


    All four children’s commissioners voice fury

    Friday 17th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Bosses who fail to pay should ‘face the courts’


    THE Scottish TUC called on the government yesterday to take legal action against employers after more than a dozen Scottish firms were named for failing to pay the minimum wage.

    Sixteen Scottish companies owed 125 workers a staggering £29,611, according to figures released by the...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Dugdale calls for federal state to close wealth gap


    SCOTTISH LABOUR pressed Westminster yesterday to adopt a “progressive federal structure” to challenge the ever-growing wealth gap ahead of its conference later this month.

    The party’s leader Kezia Dugdale called for the “new constitutional convention” as...

    Tuesday 14th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • College bosses renege on strikers’ pay agreement


    TEACHERS’ union EIS warned yesterday that colleges in Scotland could face further strike action by lecturers due to management’s failure to enact a national pay deal agreed with bosses almost a year ago.

    The EIS-FELA (Further Education Lecturers’ Association) declared...

    Tuesday 14th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Calls grow to scrap ‘dangerous‘ PFIs


    THE Scottish government came under increasing pressure yesterday to scrap the disastrous private finance initiatives used to build schools and hospitals following a damning report into Edinburgh school closures.

    The Unite union called for the immediate scrapping of the initiatives...

    Saturday 11th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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