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Third World Britain: Austerity causing social crisis as Westminster cuts again

Third World Britain: Austerity causing social crisis as Westminster cuts again

UK Chancellor, George Osborne, will be seeking austerity cuts long after Scotland’s independence referendum Scottish News: Third World Britain - Austerity causing social crisis as Westminster cuts again by Róisín O’Brien  Poverty desperation in the UK has reached new levels, as evidenced from reports coming in from a food bank in Cumbria. One woman is reported by staff to have walked a... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Childline Scotland is reporting a dramatic increase in children self-harming and having suicidal thoughts Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND Salmond calls for capital investment funds Alex Salmond has advised Chancellor George Osborne to give the devolved nations more capital investment cash. The call for increased cash has come ahead of the UK government’s autumn statement... »

Salmond warns Osborne: Westminster austerity won’t cut it for Scotland

Salmond warns Osborne: Westminster austerity won’t cut it for Scotland

   First Minister Alex Salmond has called for additional spending instead of cuts to Scotland’s budget IMAGE: STOCKPIX.EU   Scottish News: Salmond warns Osborne: Westminster austerity won’t cut it for Scotland by Jamie Mann Chancellor George Osborne will today announce the UK government’s autumn statement, outlining £5bn in cuts that are set to extend austerity into 2018. The cuts will hit the Sco... »

UK could lose triple

UK could lose triple

Scottish Secretary, Michael Moore, will forecast economic doom for an independent Scotland today Scottish news: UK could lose triple-A status without Scotland Scottish Secretary Michael Moore is today expected to forecast an independent Scotland losing its triple-A agency rating prompting the Scottish government to warn that it is in Westminster’s interests to keep Scotland in the Union than... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Former Scottish Secretary, Baron Forsyth of Drumlean, has been banned from driving News in Scotland – Monday Scottish independence: Michael Moore forecasts doom for Scotland’s economyScottish Secretary Michael Moore is expected to create a climate of fear over an independent Scotland’s financial viability today claiming that Scotland would lose its triple-A credit rating. In a sp... »

EC expert’s advice on Scotland’s EU membership dismissed by Miliband

EC expert’s advice on Scotland’s EU membership dismissed by Miliband

David Miliband joins in the punch and judy show over a post-independence Scotland’s EU status EC expert’s advice on Scotland’s EU membership dismissed by Miliband by Emily Badiozzaman David Miliband has argued that despite written evidence from experts, the SNP claims that an independent Scotland would automatically remain in the EU are false and “fantasy island.” He continued that an indepe... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

University undergraduates protesting against cuts in student finance   Scottish news: News in Scotland – Friday Scottish independence: Rules of the referendum almost agreed Scotland’s independence referendum rules are thought to be almost agreed as officials put together a draft package. This is expected to show the SNP’s preferred date of Autumn 2014 set. London’s requests have been granted... »

Irn Bru’s AG Barr in merger talks

Irn Bru’s AG Barr in merger talks

Scotland’s other national drink: Irn Bru maker AG Barr are in mergertalks  with Britvic PLC Scottish news: Irn Bru’s AG Barr in merger talks by Euan Metz British soft drink company Britvic Plc has announced that it is in talks with Scottish company A.G. Barr Plc – most famous for producing the drink Irn Bru – over a proposed £1.4bn merger. It has been claimed by Barr’s chief exec... »

Scottish independence: Unionist opponents attack Salmond’s referendum focus

Scottish independence: Unionist opponents attack Salmond’s referendum focus

Unionist leaders such as Ruth Davidson have criticised the SNP’s allegedfocus on the independence referendum in the new current parliament Scottish independence: Unionist opponents attack Salmond’s referendum focus by Andy Mackie Opposition politicians have accused First Minister Alex Salmond of giving the Scottish independence campaign priority over Scotland’s well-being. The comments follo... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

First Minister Alex Salmond has reshuffled his cabinetleader Willie Rennie Scottish news: News in Scotland – Wednesday Scotland First Minister to announce Scottish Cabinet reshuffle First Minister Alex Salmond has announced his shake-up of his cabinet. Mr Salmond’s deputy, Nicola Sturgeon will move from her role as health minister to become cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment an... »

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