Archives / 2012 / February

Syria: Conflict deadlocked after peace plans and ceasefire shattered

Syria: Conflict deadlocked after peace plans and ceasefire shattered

China has proposed a new peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict by Christine Orr The four day ceasefire that was to occur over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Syrian prime minister, Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, was shattered within hours of it starting last Friday (26th October). Two car bombs exploded in the capital, Damascus, early on Friday morning preced... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Scottish Conservatives leader, Ruth Davidson, has been named  politician of the year by leading charity  Scottish news: News in Scotland – Friday SCOTLAND Scots pay £163mn per year for TridentAlex Salmond has told MSPs that the Trident nuclear weapons system is currently costing Scottish taxpayers £163mn a year, stating: “We’re not standing for it anymore.” Westminster commenced plans this w... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

While advocating scrapping universal benefits, Johann Lamont has called the SNP ‘Tartan Tories’ Scottish news: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND Johann Lamont: SNP are “Tartan Tories” The Scottish Labour leader will today call the SNP “Tartan Tories” who protect the rich at the expense of the poor, only a week after promising to end a number of free services in Scotland – a sta... »

Salmond predicts Scottish economic upswing following Ryder Cup

Salmond predicts Scottish economic upswing following Ryder Cup

First Minister Alex Salmond has forecast an economic boost from hosting the Ryder Cup in 2014 Scottish news: Salmond predicts Scottish economic upswing following Ryder Cup by Amy Lenathen The aftermath of the 2012 Ryder Cup is likely to help provide a positive boost to Scotland’s economy, according to Alex Salmond. Initially, it was estimated that £100mn would be generated from golfing inter... »

Scottish independence: No law says independent Scotland must leave EU

Scottish independence: No law says independent Scotland must leave EU

 There is no law which says Scotland would be expelled from the EU after independence Scottish independence: No law says independent Scotland must leave EU by Jamie Mann The Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) Viviane Reding has insisted there is no law that says Catalonia should leave the European Union (EU) if it became independent. The comments from the very top of the EU’s executive... »

Minimum wage and VAT changes take effect

Minimum wage and VAT changes take effect

 UK Chancellor George Osborne’s budget changes came into force this week Scottish news: Minimum wage and VAT changes take effect by Laura Latre A rise in the salary of the lowest paid workers came into effect this week as the UK minimum wage increases from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour, which is 11p. The 1.8 percent rise of the minimum wage announced in March in Chancellor George Osborne’s Bu... »

Wikileaks claims responsibility for fake article

Wikileaks claims responsibility for fake article

Wikileaks appears to have lost credibility by faking an op-ed article Scottish news: Wikileaks claims responsibility for fake article   by Rosie Harrison Wikileaks have claimed responsibility for a forged op-ed article which seemed to be written by the former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller. The article concerns the financial blockade that has prevented donations through Visa, ... »

Scottish Labour “out of touch” and “incompetent”

Scottish Labour “out of touch” and “incompetent”

Scottish Labour have been described by Scots in a poll as ‘incompetent’ and ‘untrustworthy’ Scottish news: Scottish Labour “out of touch” and “incompetent” by Aya Kawanishi and Laura Latre Scottish Labour have been described as “incompetent”, “boring” and “out of touch” in a new YouGov poll which gathered more negative than positive responses to the party.   Published in to... »

RBS nationalisation a prospect as bank prepares to announce £1.5bn in losses

RBS nationalisation a prospect as bank prepares to announce £1.5bn in losses

Senior UK government figures are considering fully nationalising RBS Scottish news: RBS nationalisation a prospect as bank prepares to announce £1.5bn in losses by Jamie Mann Senior figures in the UK government are reported to be discussing the full nationalisation of the Royal Bank of Scotland, in what would be an attempt to kick-start business lending. The development comes only hours before the... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Voters find the Labour party in Scotland to be “incompetent” and“out of touch” Scottish news: News in Scotland – Thursday Scotland Scottish Labour “out of touch” and “incompetent” Scottish Labour have been described as “incompetent”, “boring” and “out of touch” in a new YouGov poll which gathered more negative than positive responses to the party.  Published in today’... »

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