#SNP18: Ian Blackford promises 'maximum disruption' from SNP MPs over Brexit
SNP Westminster leader reiterates that the Scottish Government will only accept a deal that keeps Scotland in the single market and customs union.
SNP WESTMINSTER LEADER Ian Blackford has told delegates at the party’s ongoing conference that they can expect “maximum disruption” from the party’s MPs over Brexit, following the release of SNP-commissioned polling that suggests a no-deal Brexit would increase support for independence.
Analysis: May vows ‘austerity is over’ – but should we believe her?
Ben Wray finds there’s good reasons not to believe the Prime Minister when she says ‘austerity is over’
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has declared the end of austerity in her Tory party conference speech.
She told the party faithful that: “The British people need to know that the end is in sight…we get it…sound finances are essential, but they are not the limit of our ambition.
Experts: New report shows Scottish Govt swamped by 'tragedy' of Tory welfare reforms
Annual Scottish Government report shows spikes in benefits sanctions and child poverty as a result of Westminster led changes to welfare state
A NEW report into the effects of Tory welfare reform show the human "tragedy" brought on Scotland by Tory welfare reforms, experts have said.
The comments come in response to a new Scottish Government 2018 Annual Report on Welfare Reform which show rising poverty and destitution as a result of the austerity regime at Westminster.
Video: Report shows UK welfare cuts leave thousands across Scotland at risk of poverty
As Brazil gets ready to go to the polls, Trumpian politics is on the rise
Jonathan Peters reports from the streets of Rio De Janeiro ahead of the Brazilian elections next week, as corruption, austerity and sexism amount to a tense and toxic political brew
AS BRAZILIANS head to the polls next week, anger over corruption scandals and economic austerity fuels a tense atmosphere among voters.
In cities across the country, campaigners are on the streets each day, weaving between traffic on highways and shoppers on main streets, canvassing support for their candidates.
Neil McLeod: Want proof austerity is about putting the poor in their place? Look at the benefits appeals system
CommonSpace columnist and former welfare rights worker Neil McLeod looks at the benefits appeals system, which has skyrocketed in cost to the government due to the huge number of appeals being lodged against incompetent and callous DWP sanctions
Tony Perridge: Austerity economics is lunacy - independence with a sovereign currency can offer an escape route
10 years since the crash: Where did banking go wrong, and how do we fix it?
10 years on from the financial crash, how Britain was brought to the brink of collapse
A DECADE on from the crash of 2008, major questions are still unanswered about how successive governments and global financial elites led Britain to the brink of financial ruin. How did they get it so wrong?