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May slammed for going to Scotland instead of focusing on Stormont crisis

The locked gates of Stormont. Photo credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

THERESA May was accused of “not batting an eyelid” over the threat to the peace process as she opted to travel to Scotland rather than getting involved in resolving talks in Belfast over rebuilding the devolved assembly at Stormont.

9:56am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Alison Thewliss: How the Tories have tried to thwart my campaign against the rape clause

Thewliss: Hit a brick wall

THE UK’s oldest Rape Crisis centre will refuse to help officials implement the so-called “rape clause”, it has emerged. The board, management and staff of Rape Crisis Glasgow will not cooperate with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) by…

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Policeman stabbed and suspect shot in major incident at Houses of Parliament

There has been a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament

A policeman has been stabbed and his suspected attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.

3:26pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

May slammed over going to Scotland instead of focusing on Stormont crisis

Colum Eastwood, leader of SDLP  said May displayed “arrogance” for continuing her tour of the UK ahead of triggering article 50

THERESA May was accused of “not batting an eyelid” over the threat to the peace process as she opted to travel to Scotland rather than getting involved in resolving talks in Belfast over rebuilding the devolved assembly at Stormont.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Fox urged to end secrecy on CETA trade deal

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

THE UK Government must be “up front” about a major transatlantic trade deal as the EU prepares to put it into force “within weeks”, it is claimed.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: ScotRef will happen – but what’s at stake is the timing

Yes supporters in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street in 2014. The next vote wont be any less politicised Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

FOR a long time, many media people used to invoke the famous Aberdeen Press and Journal headline on the day after the Titanic disaster to ridicule the parochialism of the Scottish press. “North-east man lost at sea”, it said. Except it didn’t.…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

George Kerevan: Ukip may be in its death throes but a rabid right wing is still a real threat

At the weekend, Douglas Carswell announced he would defect from Ukip and run as an independent. Photograph:  Ian Forsyth/Getty

DOUGLAS Carswell, formerly Ukip’s sole MP but now turned independent, leads a solitary, spectral life at Westminster. When he’s there, that is. Carswell is tall, thin and lugubrious. If he has any charm he hides it well. All in all, he is a tragic…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

We won't help run the rape clause says Rape Crisis centre

MP Alison Thewliss has campaigned tirelessly against the rape clause

THE UK’s oldest Rape Crisis centre will refuse to help officials implement the so-called “rape clause”, it has emerged.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

London attacker was subject of M15 ‘extremism’ probe, says May

People gather in Trafalgar Square last night, as police confirmed that a 75-year-old man had also died. Three victims have been named as PC Keith Palmer, US tourist Kurt Cochran and Aysha Frade, who worked at a local school Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

THE man being held over the London terror attack was known to the police and had been investigated by M15 for “violent extremism”.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

First Minister meets police and emergency advisers to assess the implications upon Scotland of assault

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met security advisers over the attack in London

NICOLA Sturgeon was last night in discussions with senior police officers and security advisers to consider whether there were “any potential implications” to Scotland of yesterday’s terror attack in London.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017
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