May’s deal gives Scotland neither what it needs nor what it wants; it’s vital we show the clear will of the Scottish Parliament

May’s deal gives Scotland neither what it needs nor what it wants; it’s vital we show the clear will of the Scottish Parliament

Patrick Harvie MSP Glasgow Finance, Economy, Fair Work, Equalities TwitterFacebookWebsite Of all the unedifying moments there’ve been over the past two years since the Brexit vote, this week’s macabre spectacle of the Prime Minister working her way round the UK trying to sell her dead duck of a Withdrawal deal...

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Telling Theresa the time

Telling Theresa the time

According to an article in The Times today, Theresa May will refuse to agree to any request from the Scottish government to hold another independence referendum. Well that’s a relief, because no one in Scotland has the slightest intention of requesting anything from Theresa May. Scotland will be informing Theresa...

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Quick context check

Quick context check

The front page lead of today’s Scottish Daily Mail: As alert readers of this site will know, the Mail has a particular fondness for presenting statistics bereft of any context so that people have no idea how big or small they really are. So is 1,600 passengers a week receiving...

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Company agrees to cover council costs after school closures

Company agrees to cover council costs after school closures

A a report by professor John Cole found it was down to timing and luck that no-one was killed or injured as children could have easily been in the area. The city council temporarily shut 17 schools after operator Edinburgh Schools Partnership (ESP) said it was unable to provide safety...

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Sturgeon: National ban shows May’s running scared of hard questions

Sturgeon: National ban shows May’s running scared of hard questions

But when reporters from this paper asked to come along, the press office at Downing Street said no, claiming “limited capacity” meant they were unable to extend an invite. READ MORE: Sturgeon brands ‘May vs Corbyn’ as ‘an absolute travesty’ In return, The National refused to cover May’s visit, and,...

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