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News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Italian politician and media mogul, Silvio Berlusconi, is expected to run for the office of Italian PM again Scottish News: News in Scotland - Friday SCOTLAND Scottish independence: Poll shows Yes campaign needs to improve messageThe Scotsman has shown that with a year and half still to go that Yes Scotland is still to convince over half of Scotland’s business chiefs that independence will i... »

Westminster released false figures to ‘distort’ Scottish economy

Westminster released false figures to ‘distort’ Scottish economy

SNP MP Stewart Hosie has accused the treasury of misleading the Scottish public Scottish news: Westminster released false figures to ‘distort’ Scottish economy by Laura Wilkinson It emerged last night that a UK treasury report released last week used adjusted figures based on the 2001 census, releasing findings over Scottish public spending raising fears that UK civil servants will be deployed to ... »

Scottish independence: Nationalist split emerges over EU policy

Scottish independence: Nationalist split emerges over EU policy

Former SNP leader, Gordon Wilson, was joined by party legend Jim Sillars in arguing against the party’s position on EU membership Scottish News: Scottish independence: Nationalist split emerges over EU policy by Laura Wilkinson In a joint statement former SNP leader Gordon Wilson and former deputy leader Jim Sillars have expressed concerns over an independent Scotland’s position in Europe. T... »

Scottish independence: Poll shows support for Salmond’s foreign policy

Scottish independence: Poll shows support for Salmond’s foreign policy

A new survey shows Scots support the SNP government’s foreign policy Scottish News: Scottish independence: Poll shows support for Salmond’s foreign policy   by Jennifer Elliott A new poll has revealed that Scots voters support plans proposed by Alex Salmond for an independent Scotland in relation to foreign policy and currency. The poll in today’s Daily Record – known for its support o... »

Women executives still face inequality in UK

Women executives still face inequality in UK

Despite now being in a majority female executives still earn less than their male counterparts   Scottish News: Women executives still face inequality in UK by Laura Wilkinson A study released today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has found the female executive in UK businesses will earn £423,390 on average less over a lifetime than their male counterparts who follow identical career p... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

SNP leader, Alex Salmond, has become Scotland’s longest serving First Minister IMAGE: STOCKPIX.EU Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday Alex Salmond: Scotland’s longest-serving first ministerAlex Salmond has become Scotland’s longest serving first minister. Labour’s Jack McConnell previously held the record, holding the position from November 2001 until May 2007. Mr Salmond reached... »

Osborne under fire as he defends the finances of Union

Osborne under fire as he defends the finances of Union

Under fire chancellor launches an attack on the economics of independence Scottish independence: Osborne under fire as he defends the finances of Union by Euan Metz The Chancellor George Osborne has criticised the Scottish government over its perceived failure to address the financial implications of an independent Scotland. At the same time, a leading Scottish businessman has called for Scotland ... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Under fire UK chancellor George Osborne has intervened in Scotland’s  referendum debate to criticise the economics of independence Scotland Scottish independence: Chancellor doubts SNP fiscal plans Chancellor George Osborne told Scottish business leaders that the financial implications of independence have not been addressed by the SNP. Mr Osborne said: “Frankly, I think there are a lot of q... »

Syria: Superpowers wrangle while refugee crisis escalates

Syria: Superpowers wrangle while refugee crisis escalates

Syrian refugee at a refugee camp in Antakya, Turkey Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images Scottish news: Syria – Superpowers wrangle while refugee crisis escalates Report by Christine Orr The new head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, travelled to Syria this week for a three day visit to discuss the mounting humanitarian crisis and aid situation with Presid... »

North Sea project provides boost for ailing UK economy

North Sea project provides boost for ailing UK economy

Scottish North Sea project provides boost to stagnant UK economy Scottish news: North Sea project provides boost for ailing UK economy by Aya Kawanishi A new billion-pound project in the North Sea will create thousands of jobs and provide a much needed boost to the nosediving UK economy after multiple energy firms signed initial contracts yesterday to kickstart a development in the sixth largest g... »

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