Analysis: What does John McDonnell’s intervention mean for a second independence referendum?
The Corbynite inner circle has indicated its openness to a second vote before – for it to mean anything, a commitment will need to be secured
FOR the embattled ranks of Scottish Labour, it was an epic betrayal; for those invested in the future of the Union, an act of supreme, unforced recklessness; for enemies of the Corbynite project within Labour, further proof that the party high command has lost touch with political reality.
For John McDonnell… It was Tuesday.
Scotland calls time on cheap booze as minimum pricing starts
Alasdair Clark and David Thomson report on the official introduction of minimum unit pricing, an attempt to tackle the prevalence of alcoholism in Scotland
CHEAP BOOZE will no longer be available in Scotland as the country bids to tackle alcoholism, becoming the first in the world to implement minimum unit pricing on alcohol.
New legislation has come into force today [1 May] which will require retailers to charge a minimum of 50 pence per unit in a bid to tackle the social and health damage caused by cheap, high strength booze.
Scotland on target to deliver biggest boom in social housing since the 1970s
Scottish Government has got a target of building 50,000 new affordable housing by the end of this parliament.
NEW RESEARCH HAS revealed that Scotland is on course to achieve its pledge of delivering the biggest boom in new social housing since the 1970s.
An independent report commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Human Rights Commission Scotland found that the Scottish Government is on course of meeting its target of building 50,000 affordable homes over the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament.
Greens call for local tax reform as Scottish budget reaches final stage
The national budget must not become “an annual rear-guard action against local cuts”, says Patrick Harvie
THE 2018-19 BUDGET for Scotland is expected to pass its final stage today (21 February) thanks to support from the Scottish Greens, who have argued to further reforms after winning concessions on local authority funding.