Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time
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Friday 01 July 2011
Labour today declared a "fightback" was under way after retaining Inverclyde and claimed the Scottish National Party's "bandwagon has ground to a halt".
Saturday 25 June 2011
Parliament is set to vote on the issue of high-cost credit on Tuesday. These are the pay-day loans, which have staggering APRs approaching 2,000 per cent. On the one hand, used carefully, they allow people to borrow £100 or so to help them over a short-term cash crisis.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Those of us ancient enough to remember Dr Edith Summerskill will recall her as a feisty feminist MP who packed a punch – one that was aimed at delivering a KO for boxing, a sport she detested. In the Fifties and Sixties she waged a vigorous but unsuccessful campaign for it to be banned on medical grounds.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Scotland manager Craig Levein insists distance will be no barrier to finding new players.
Friday 17 June 2011
Skittish and serious, satirical and otherworldly, Elif Shafak's fiction trips across the lines between the spirit and the flesh. Her latest novel, a chart-topper in her native Turkey, characteristically yokes together far-flung people, eras and events.
Monday 13 June 2011
Turkey's ruling party won a third term in parliamentary elections yesterday, setting the stage for the rising regional power to pursue economic growth, assertive diplomacy and an overhaul of the military-era constitution. But the Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan fell short of a two-thirds majority in parliament, a shortcoming that will force it to seek support for constitutional change from other political groups.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Proposals to reform the Scottish Football Association have been unanimously passed by its 93 member clubs.
Monday 06 June 2011
Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan is cautiously optimistic that much-needed change will be embraced at their annual general meeting.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
The Scottish National Party has selected its candidate to succeed the late David Cairns as the new MP for Inverclyde.
Thursday 02 June 2011
MPs were paid more than £3.2 million of taxpayer-funded expenses in the first two months of this year - and have racked up £880,000 on official payment cards.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Labour said an "extremely large" number of people have put themselves forward to succeed the late David Cairns as the new MP for Inverclyde.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
MPs will avoid the transport delays facing the rest of London's commuters during next year's Olympics by taking their earliest summer break for more than 30 years.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Government plans to privatise the Royal Mail moved a step closer today when legislation cleared its passage through the House of Lords.
Friday 20 May 2011
Political leaders turned out to pay tribute to former Scotland Office minister David Cairns at his funeral today.
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