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  • Tories ‘scared’ by new referendum call


    SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson accused the Tories yesterday of being “scared” to allow Scots the opportunity to reject Brexit by agreeing to another independence referendum.

    There is “no doubt” that there would be another vote on the matter, he insisted.

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    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Unite wins 9% pay rise for staf


    UNITE has won a sweet pay deal for workers at bakery giant Tunnock amounting to a rise of nearly 10 per cent over two years.

    Britain’s biggest union secured an 8.7 per cent pay increase up to June 2018 for hundreds of workers at the Lanarkshire-based Tunnock’s factory,...

    Thursday 16th Mar 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Poorer folk ‘locked out of finance jobs’


    THE ruling class continues to dominate the finance industry, new research has confirmed, demonstrating that people from poorer backgrounds are still being locked out of the profession because of their clothes and accent.

    Four out of five — 81 per cent — of senior figures in...

    Tuesday 7th Mar 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Council praised for passing first no-cuts budget


    A LABOUR-CONTROLLED Scottish council was commended yesterday for becoming the first council to defy Scottish government austerity by setting a “bold, radical” no-cuts budget.

    North Ayrshire councillors voted on Wednesday to approve a budget which will use reserves, its...

    Saturday 4th Mar 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • EHRC condemned for discrimination over sackings


    BRITAIN’S equalities watchdog is in hot water for its “harsh and potentially discriminatory” treatments of striking workers who they sacked by email.

    SNP MP Chris Stephens told a Commons debate on Wednesday night that of the 10 Equality and Human Rights Commission...

    Friday 3rd Mar 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Corbyn blasts SNP’s council funding cuts


    Fresh independence vote ‘would distract from real problems’

    Monday 27th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Dugdale pledges child benefit rise


    SCOTTISH LABOUR leader Kezia Dugdale pledged to heed the call of anti-poverty campaigners and families yesterday in agreeing to use potential new powers to tackle child poverty by increasing child benefit.

    Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, Ms Dugdale said that the...

    Monday 27th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • SNP ‘Tory-lite policies’ attacked


    SCOTTISH TUC president Helen Connor slammed the Scottish government’s poor record on education yesterday, accusing Holyrood ministers of mimicking Tory education policy.

    Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, Ms Connor warned that the SNP administration “did...

    Saturday 25th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Labour condemns SNP for handing contracts to blacklisting companies


    SCOTTISH Labour slammed the SNP yesterday for awarding contracts to companies that blacklist workers and pay them less than minimum wage.

    Economy spokeswoman Jackie Baillie attacked the party for giving public-sector contracts to umbrella companies — firms which act as middlemen...

    Saturday 25th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • 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


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