Political News Archive

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    FEW European citizens would be able to pick him out in a line-up, but Jean-Claude Juncker has been a significant player in the continent's politics for a generation.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    AN independent commission should be established to consider alternatives to the council tax, a Holyrood committee has suggested.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    Some people have gone to food banks because their benefits have been cut or delayed, a Conservative minister has admitted.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    INDEPENDENCE "will create a positive outcome for all companies in Scotland", according to bus tycoon Sir Brian Souter.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    DAVID CAMERON warned other European leaders they were making a mistake over Brussels' top job as he looked increasingly isolated ahead of a showdown vote today.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    WAS it was the end of term perhaps?

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    TWO weeks ago few voters could hand on heart say that they had heard of Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    The Government did not pro-actively publicise a contentious scheme to deal with on-the-run republicans but the process was not a secret, a former Northern Ireland Secretary has insisted.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    Both Germany and the Netherlands have warned they do not want the UK to slide out of the EU, ahead of David Cameron's planned showdown with European leaders tomorrow.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    Fresh loopholes for people and companies to avoid tax are being created by the UK Government, MPs have warned.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    A FALL in the level of homelessness has been welcomed by housing charities, as MSPs prepare to pass the Bill abolishing social tenants' right to buy their homes.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    A NEW foundation apprenticeships scheme for school students and advanced apprenticeships to fill gaps in key skill sectors will be funded by £4.5 million.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    THE Government is to clamp down on abuses of zero-hours contracts by allowing people to work for more than one employer.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    THE governor of the Bank of England has appeared to play down the chances of imminent interest rate rises, just days after suggesting they could increase soon.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    TIME is running out for the UK Government to step in and help save the lives of two Saudi Arabian princesses, who, it is claimed, have been denied food for more than 90 days and have only limited access to water, a Labour backbencher will warn today.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    Poland's foreign minister has attacked David Cameron's attitude to Europe in an expletive-filled secret recording released as the Prime Minister heads for a showdown with other EU leaders.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    MOST people are still to feel the effects of any economic recovery in their wallets, a new survey shows.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    ALEX Salmond will claim today that £1 billion spent on social housing over the past three years is good for "our economy and good for our society".

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    Voters should be given the right to stop Britain going to war, according to Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    A £7billion high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds - HS3 - would help create a "northern powerhouse" to complement not rival London as Britain's global city, George Osborne insisted.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    MORE than 15,000 people have paid for tours inside the world's largest equine sculptures, the Kelpies, since they opened to the public two months ago.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    DAVID Cameron will risk deepening divisions between the UK and the EU this week by forcing leaders to vote on the next European Commission president if there is an attempt to rubber-stamp Jean-Claude Juncker in the role.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    PEOPLE living in Scotland's most deprived communities are being hit almost five times as hard by welfare reforms as those in the most affluent areas, with 12 of the 20 worst affected council wards being in Glasgow.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

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  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    BRITAIN'S beleaguered public sector finances showed little sign of improvement in May as economists said the coalition appeared to be struggling to meet its target for bringing down the deficit.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    DAVID Cameron has been urged to "get a grip" after claims the UK Government could breach its £120 billion welfare cap next year - a charge rejected by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Treasury.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    HERMAN Van Rompuy, President of the European Council of EU leaders, will have private talks with David Cameron on Monday to try to avoid a political car crash in Brussels next week over who should get Europe's top job.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    STAFF at Britain's ­beleaguered Passport Office have notched up more than £3 million in overtime so far this year to deal with the backlog of applications as it was claimed the agency is "profiting from the public's hardship".

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    WILLIAM Hague has urged Russia to support a peace plan for Ukraine after the crisis-hit country's president Petro Poroshenko ordered a ceasefire.

  • Saturday 21 June 2014

    PLANS to replace the House of Lords with a US-style senate representing the nations and regions of the UK are being considered for inclusion in Labour's General Election manifesto.