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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

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 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

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

Pension expert Steven Webb proposes ‘middle-way’ to save £3bn a year

Steven Webb says his plan would control costs and give pension rises to those most in need

A FORMER pensions minister who was one of those behind the introduction of the triple-lock policy has called for a revamp that could save £3 billion a year.

12:10am 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

Derelict sites ‘need community buyout’

The Talisman pub on Balgrayhill Road

A POVERTY-STRICKEN part of Glasgow could be transformed by a community takeover of derelict sites, according to a report.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Profile: Margie Orford at Cove Park

Acclaimed author and journalist Margie Orford will present a free writing masterclass at the Cove Park arts residency centre near Helensburgh on May 13 and 14


12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Tony Blair denies claims he showed greed after being prime minister

It is 10 years since Tony Blair left 10 Downing Street

TONY Blair has admitted he finds it hard that some people hate him.

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
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