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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

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

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

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

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

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

Theresa May accused of 'running scared’ of voters ahead of trip to Scotland

Theresa May blundered in Derbyshire when she couldn’t remember the name of the town she was in (Clay Cross)

AS THERESA May makes a campaign stop in Scotland today, the SNP have asked if she’ll actually meet any “real voters” or if she’ll just continue her North-Korean style tour – speaking only to cheering party hacks in empty buildings.

12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017

Pensions aren't safe under the Tories – Theresa May refuses to back triple lock after being put on the spot at PMQs

Theresa May said pensioners were better off now under the Tories

THERESA May has refused to guarantee that the “triple lock” on pensions will continue after being pressed on the matter by Angus Robertson in the final session of Prime Minister’s Questions before the snap General Election.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017

Letters II: Shameless display as May stands by her expenses probe MPs

Paying the fine: Theresa May

I HAVE to confess I have been very shocked by the failure of most mainstream media to address the question of the Conservative Party’s alleged election expenses misdemeanours (I am being rather cautious as I cannot afford an costly legal challenge!)…

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Kevin McKenna: The Tories' barbaric two-child support policy is a form of social cleansing

Scotland’s food banks have handed out 1.2 million emergency supplies in the past year

THE favourite pastime of England’s media establishment – stitching up Jeremy Corbyn – is now, it seems, an intrinsic part of its General Election coverage. Often it is invisible to the naked eye or initially inaudible. On BBC’s Breakfast Time…

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017
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