Tories claim Nicola Sturgeon’s four-day week plan for Scotland would cost taxpayers £3billion A YEAR

Nicola Sturgeon‘s aim of a four-day week in Scotland will cost the nation’s taxpayers £3billion a year, it was claimed today. The First Minister yesterday unveiled plans for a £10million pilot scheme if the SNP administration at Holyrood is re-elected in May, which will examine the feasibility of shortening the working week. It was among … Read more

Scottish elections: Tories say Nicola Sturgeon’s four-day week plan would cost taxpayers £3bn A YEAR

Nicola Sturgeon‘s aim of a four-day week in Scotland will cost the nation’s taxpayers £3billion a year, it was claimed today. The First Minister yesterday unveiled plans for a £10million pilot scheme if the SNP administration at Holyrood is re-elected in May, which will examine the feasibility of shortening the working week. It was among … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon vows to make a  ‘transformational’ multibillion-pound boost in spending on the NHS

Nicola Sturgeon today promised a multibillion-pound increase in NHS spending in Scotland as she launches the SNP‘s Holyrood election campaign.   The First Minister pledged a ‘transformational’ spending rise in the wake of the pandemic, despite admitting than public health spending is already at ‘record levels.’   The pledge will raise questions about how it is to be … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon blasted by rivals for her ‘divisive’ plans for Scottish independence in TV debate

Nicola Sturgeon is blasted by rivals for her ‘divisive’ plans for new Scottish independence vote that would ‘reopen old wounds’ in Scottish election TV debate – while all ignore Alex Salmond’s new Alba party First Minister accused of trying to ‘reopen old wounds’ with independence push Sturgeon maintained her pledge to hold a fresh vote … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon SPEEDS UP up Scottish lockdown roadmap

Nicola Sturgeon SPEEDS UP up Scottish lockdown roadmap: First Minister boasts pubs can open indoors THREE WEEKS before England and ‘stay local’ order ends on Friday (but travel to the rest of Britain isn’t allowed until April 26) Nicola Sturgeon has announced lockdown easing being speeded up in Scotland Stay local order is being lifted … Read more

Holyrood elections: Alex Salmond comes under fire for ‘anti-English’ Robert the Bruce election video

Alex Salmond was last night accused of pandering to anti-English bigots in Scotland after summoning support from a 700-year-old medieval Scots king in a bizarre campaign video for his new political party.  The former First Minister’s Alba party broadcast a strange 100-second clip in which an actor playing Robert the Bruce vows the rival to … Read more

Nationalists at war as Alex Salmond launches new attack on Nicola Sturgeon

The war of words between the two heavyweights of the nationalist movement intensified yesterday as Alex Salmond launched a blistering attack on Nicola Sturgeon‘s independence strategy. The Alba Party leader claimed the First Minister’s suggestion that a referendum will happen in 2023 or later depending on the battle against Covid has caused ‘consternation’ in the … Read more

Boris Johnson gives ‘heartfelt thanks’ for Prince Philip

Boris Johnson voiced the ‘heartfelt thanks of the nation’ for Prince Philip today as he led MPs in tributes. The PM hailed the ‘unfailing dedication’ of the Duke of Edinburgh to the country and the Commonwealth. He praised the ‘astonishing’ number of public engagements carried out and the way Philip ‘touched the lives of millions’, … Read more

Fury as Greens blast Prince Philip in the Scottish Parliament over his love of ‘bloodsports’ 

The leader of the Scottish Green Party sparked fury today with a mealy-mouthed tribute to Prince Philip over the ceremony given to his death in the middle of the Covid pandemic.  Patrick Harvie contrasted the national mourning since the Duke’s death at the age of 99 on Friday with that shown to 150,000 people who … Read more

PM ‘could be forced to grant second Scottish independence vote’

Ministers believe Boris Johnson ‘will be forced to grant permission for a second Scottish independence referendum if Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond win two thirds of Holyrood seats at election in May’ Boris Johnson has repeatedly said he is against holding a re-run of 2014 vote Ministers think PM could be forced to change tack … Read more