Nicola Sturgeon challenged to abandon Air Departure Tax cut in the wake of new climate targets
Labour, the Green and the Liberal Democrats pressed the first minister to shelve the aviation tax cut following the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045
Nicola Sturgeon seeks indyref2 before 2021, while holding out further devolution olive branch to opponents
The first minister today laid out plans to pursue primary legislation on a second independence referendum, establish a Citizen’s Assembly, and consider proposals from opposition parties for enhancing Scottish devolution
Global inequality report spurs demands for Scottish and UK governments to take action
Poverty Alliance calls on UK Government to immediately end the benefits freeze, and for the Scottish Government to bring forward the promised income supplement
- Oxfam report on world inequality found that the global super-rich are hiding $7.6 trillion from tax authorities
- The UK-based charity has urged national governments to raise taxes on the wealthy and increase investment in public services
The red herring: one year of Richard Leonard’s Scottish Labour leadership
Richard Leonard has not changed Scottish politics; he hasn’t even changed Scottish Labour
RICHARD LEONARD thinks Scottish independence would be a bad idea. This is not what we in the journalistic profession refer to as ‘breaking news’.
More specifically, Leonard believes that the “turmoil” of Brexit would be nothing compared to ending the 300 year “relationship” – a cute way of phrasing it – that is the Union.
Scottish Labour distance themselves from John McDonnell on tax cuts for higher earners
As SNP mock shadow chancellor’s lack of defiance to Tory tax cuts, Richard Leonard says raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority for the Scottish Government”
RICHARD LEONARD has attempted to distance Scottish Labour from shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s recent insistence that Labour would not oppose Tory tax cuts for higher earners announced in this week’s budget, instead arguing that raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority” in Scotland.