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Theresa May won't settle Brexit bill before negotiations and denies being 'in another galaxy'

Theresa May faced questions about her Brexit dealings with EU leaders

THE “strong and stable leadership” mantra was much in evidence across the airwaves yesterday as Theresa May brushed off calls for the UK to settle its Brexit bill before starting trade talks, and she reiterated that no deal on Europe was better…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Glasgow conference puts spotlight on what Brexit means for the green energy sector

Dr Nina Skorupska will chair the session at the Glasgow conference

BREXIT’S impact on the renewable and low-carbon energy sectors will be part of the focus of a high-level conference in Glasgow. Leading academics will join businessmen and women at All-Energy 2017 to look at the implications of leaving the EU.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

George Kerevan: The dog-whistle campaigning of Lynton Crosby shows a weak Tory leader

Election strategist Lynton Crosby was knighted by David Cameron for his work on the 2015 General Election campaign

STRONG, stable leadership? I know you are already sick of the Tory mantra for this General Election. This vacuous phrase bears the fingerprints of Lynton Crosby (aka the “Wizard of Oz”), the Australian election strategist appointed to run the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters II: The state pension is just one of many contributory benefits

Theresa May has refused to guarantee the future of the 'triple lock' on pensions

JIM Taylor’s response to my letter is, like all his letters, informative and thought-provoking (Letters, The National, April 29). But I have to take issue with him once again over his argument that, because of its historical contractual basis,…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters I: Theresa May ‘most in touch’ with Scots voters? Nonsense

Theresa May on the campaign trail with West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine General Election candidate Andrew Bowie in Banchory

IT was intriguing to hear Ruth Davidson claim that a recent YouGov poll indicating the Tories are on 28 per cent support in Scotland was a sign that Prime Minister May was apparently “more in touch with the people of Scotland than Nicola…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Blow to Unionists as 51% of Scots back independence in new poll

A majority of Scots also said that the country would be independent within 15 years

MOST voters north of the Border back independence, according to a Panelbase poll.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

SNP adviser Miriam Brett to stand against Alistair Carmichael for Orkney and Shetland

Miriam Brett has pledged to oppose Tory austerity if elected

SHE is a 25-year-old Shetlander and senior economic adviser to the SNP’s Westminster group, who is having her first crack at a parliamentary seat; he is a 51-year-old one-time Scottish Secretary who, in court, was branded a liar for his role in the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Argos sales expected to boost Sainsbury’s figures

Sainsbury’s bought Argos last year as part of its £1.4bn acquisition of Home Retail

RISING prices and fears of a consumer spending downturn are set to be key themes when supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Morrisons report figures next week.

7:08pm Sunday 30 April 2017

Going Local: Big changes for 'wee county' of Clackmannanshire as SNP look to build on power switch

About half of the local authority's population live in Alloa, which contains its most deprived wards

NICKNAMED “the wee county”, Clackmannanshire is the smallest council area in mainland Scotland in terms of population.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Scottish family cancel plans for their dream home in Germany because of Brexit

Chris and Laura Muncie shared their story after seeing Westminster’s mismanagement of Brexit

A SCOTTISH family living in Germany have told of their heartbreak at having to cancel plans for their dream home because of uncertainties they face over Brexit.

12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017
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