#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.
In this week’s Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at the divisions in the Tory party through the lens of Abba, after Theresa May’s Dancing Queen entrance on Wednesday [3 October].
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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.
Maybot Dance Craze
In her Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at UK Prime Minister Theresa May´s visit to Africa this week, including to where Neslon Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years during Apartheid South Africa.
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Campaigners warn of Growth Commission UK aid trap as May pursues new 'unashamed' aid strategy in Africa
Theresa May has made clear her view that UK foreign aid should serve UK state interests
CAMPAIGNERS have warned that a change in the direction of UK aid policy could see an independent Scotland funnelling public funds into the explicit promotion of UK state interests, if the proposals of the SNP’s Growth Commission were to be followed.
Analysis: Rhetoric and reality in the Westminster vs Holyrood Brexit standoff
May and Sturgeon duel over the economic and constitutional consequences of 'blind Brexit'
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met in Edinburgh yesterday (8 August), ostensibly to discuss a new city deal for Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland.
Inevitably, that business quickly gave way to the latest iteration of the ongoing standoff over Brexit and its potential economic and constitutional impact. Amidst a chaotic and uncertain Brexit negotiation process, both leaders are trying to maneuver for advantage.
May branded 'milk snatcher' as UK Govt bury bad news for English nursery kids
Labour have said Tory plans to change free milk provision for children are straight from Margaret Thatchers ‘milk snatcher’ playbook
IN A WEEK for burying bad news, Theresa May's government has insisted that cuts to free milk provision for English children is a "reduction" in quality and quantity, rather than a mirroring of Margaret Thatcher’s notorious policy in the 1970’s when she withdrew free school milk.