Analysis: Why the largest strike in history in India is a problem for the British state
The largest strike in history rocks the Modi regime in India, a key ally of the UK
THE largest strike in world history, with perhaps 200 million workers taking part, rocked the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi in India.
Between 9-10 January workers across the private and public sectors engaged in the strike instigated by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (Citu).
Academic warns Russia scare stories 'seek to disarm the independence movement'
Experts and activists hit back at pro-war Henry Jackson Society claims
AN academic expert on propaganda has warned the claims of a right-wing think tank about foriegn influence in the Scottish independence movement are an attempt to "disarm" it.
Professor David Miller, a Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bristol, made the comments in response to remarks in the Times by John Hemmings, a director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society (HJS).
Analysis: Scottish big business is swinging behind May’s deal – is anyone surprised?
It was naive to think Scottish business elites would turn their back on the British state and back independence, Ben Wray finds
SIR IAN WOOD, billionaire Scottish oil tycoon, is the latest of Scotland’s corporate big-wigs to do what many Tory MPs won’t: endorse Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Analysis: Rise of Spanish far-right shows nowhere in Europe is immune
Ben Wray examines what’s behind the emergence of far-right in Spain as an electoral force, the first breakthrough for Falangists in the post-Franco era
THE regional elections in Andalucía, the largest region of Spain on its southern coast, on Sunday [2 December] has seen the far-right finally arrive on the Iberian Peninsula as an electoral force, with nowhere in Europe now free from the scourge of fascism’s revival.
Rudd says she’s willing to listen on Universal Credit, but lashes out at UN poverty expert
The UN Special Rapporteur said that child poverty was “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”
AMBER RUDD MP has spoken in the House of Commons for the first time in her new role as DWP Secretary, signalling a shift in tone on Universal Credit while denouncing the UN Special Rapporteur’s analysis that poverty is a political choice in the UK.
Calls for 'complete lobbying transparency' as Charlotte St chair Angus Grossart accepts award from Putin
Sir Angus Grossart, chairman of the influential corporate lobbying firm Charlotte Street Partners, was presented with the Pushkin Medal
There should be “complete transparency” over corporate lobbying in Scotland, a leading transparency campaigner has argued, after Sir Angus Grossart, chair of the secretive lobbying firm Charlotte St Partners, was presented with a high honour by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
EIS confident of an ‘overwhelming rejection’ of final pay offer by members
Teachers union general secretary argues Scottish Government underspend could settle pay claim “with cash to spare”
THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCOTLAND (EIS) is confident of both a large turnout and an “overwhelming rejection” by its members of the latest pay offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA, ahead of the opening of a ballot on the matter tomorrow (30 October).
War of words breaks out between Underbelly and union organiser over employment conditions of Fringe staff
Fair Fringe representative challenges one of the festival’s biggest employers to commit to the real Living Wage
UNDERBELLY, one of the biggest venue operators and events promoters at the Edinburgh Fringe, have strongly denied accusations of unfair employment conditions made by Unite Scotland hospitality organiser Bryan Simpson on behalf of the Fair Fringe campaign, who defended his criticisms of the company.
'Independence it must be': Mastermind behind 'The Vow' switches from No to Yes
Former Daily Record editor who planned the famous front-page vowing more powers to Scotland says he now backs independence
A BLOW has been dealt to the case for the union as the man behind the “vow” for more devolved powers in the final days of the referendum campaign admits that he now views independence as the only way forward.