THE SCOTTISH government should use new climate-change legislation to set tougher targets for cutting carbon emissions, an international aid charity said yesterday.
Proposals in the government’s Climate Change Bill, which targets a 90 per cent emissions reduction by 2050, do not...
Tuesday 29th Aug 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
HARD-PRESSED Civil Service workers delivered a birthday message to Scottish Finance Minister Derek Mackay yesterday, demanding an end to the “unsustainable” public-sector pay cap.
Public-service union PCS members gathered in Edinburgh to hand deliver a card to the birthday...
Saturday 29th Jul 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
CHRIS BARTTER reports on the Campaign for Freedom of Information’s calls for a review into the Scottish government’s FOI practices
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Scotland braces for another divisive independence campaign
Wednesday 29th Mar 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
SCOTTISH government minister Angela Constance has slammed the “shameful” Westminster decision to stop housing benefits for 18 to 21-year-olds, warning it could force young people onto the streets.
The Social Security Secretary said the move was “very disappointing,...
Monday 27th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
PROJECTS that tackle the “shocking” rise in food poverty are to share £350,000 in Scottish government funding.
The money will support 16 community groups and foodbanks, the government announced yesterday.
It aims to cut reliance on emergency food aid and...
Thursday 19th Jan 2017
TRAIN drivers’ union Aslef has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to sack “incompetent” Transport Minister Humza Yousaf in the wake of Scotland’s ongoing “rail crisis.”
The call follows months of severe delays and disruptions across ScotRail...
Saturday 19th Nov 2016
The Home Secretary’s decision last month not to hold an inquiry into the role of the police and the state during the 1984 miners’ strike gets the Establishment off the hook – for now. ZOE STREATFIELD reports
Thursday 17th Nov 2016
NEIL FINDLAY warns against an alliance with the SNP who, he says, only act progressive
Tuesday 4th Oct 2016
SCOTTISH Labour said yesterday that young people aged 16 to 18 should be removed from the government’s “named person” scheme.
The call follows a Supreme Court ruling that the information-sharing element of the policy contravenes the right to privacy and a family life...
Monday 8th Aug 2016