Sturgeon’s foot-dragging on air bridges is a cynical ploy, says STEPHEN DAISLEY 

Every night at tea time, Scots switch on the TV news to a familiar sight: Nicola Sturgeon peering at them from behind her podium, giving the latest coronavirus figures and sharing her sympathy with those affected. She is a deft communicator and peerless emoter who has convinced herself that Scotland could not get through the … Read more

Emergency talks underway to rescue No10’s ‘air bridge’ holiday plan

Emergency talks were under way last night to prevent Nicola Sturgeon from undermining plans for ‘air bridges’ to popular holiday destinations. Ministers agreed a new traffic light system last week that would pave the way for the creation of ‘travel corridors’, allowing tourists to visit certain ‘green’ countries deemed safe without the need to quarantine at … Read more

Emergency talks underway to rescue No10’s ‘air bridge’ holiday plan

Emergency talks were under way last night to prevent Nicola Sturgeon from undermining plans for ‘air bridges’ to popular holiday destinations. Ministers agreed a new traffic light system last week that would pave the way for the creation of ‘travel corridors’, allowing tourists to visit certain ‘green’ countries deemed safe without the need to quarantine at … Read more

MP Amy Callaghan, 28, undergoes life-saving emergency surgery after brain haemorrhage 

MP Amy Callaghan, 28, undergoes life-saving emergency surgery after collapsing with a brain haemorrhage Amy Callaghan, 28, the MP for East Dunbartonshire was found collapsed at home She was rushed to hospital with brain haemorrhage for emergency neurosurgery Her sudden collapse is ‘related to a previously manageable medical condition’  She was elected to the House … Read more

MP Amy Callaghan, 28, undergoes life-saving emergency surgery after brain haemorrhage 

MP Amy Callaghan, 28, undergoes life-saving emergency surgery after collapsing with a brain haemorrhage Amy Callaghan, 28, the MP for East Dunbartonshire was found collapsed at home She was rushed to hospital with brain haemorrhage for emergency neurosurgery Her sudden collapse is ‘related to a previously manageable medical condition’  She was elected to the House … Read more

Boris Johnson hints contact tracing figures might FINALLY be released tomorrow

Boris Johnson hints contact tracing figures might FINALLY be released tomorrow – but Health Secretary Matt Hancock admits the NHS tracking app is STILL not ready Scheme rolled out at the start of June along with a 25,000-strong army of staff But ministers have so far refused to release data on how well it is … Read more

Scots government encourages taxpayer-funded bodies to use ‘loophole’ to furlough public sector staff

Scottish government is encouraging taxpayer-funded bodies in Scotland to take advantage of a ‘loophole’ in Treasury rules to furlough public sector workers Hundreds working for arts organisations taken out of work on programme SNP administration encouraged ‘cultural organisations’ to bid for cash   In rules for those whose ‘public funding only forms part of their income … Read more

Scots government encourages taxpayer-funded bodies to use ‘loophole’ to furlough public sector staff

Scottish government is encouraging taxpayer-funded bodies in Scotland to take advantage of a ‘loophole’ in Treasury rules to furlough public sector workers Hundreds working for arts organisations taken out of work on programme SNP administration encouraged ‘cultural organisations’ to bid for cash   In rules for those whose ‘public funding only forms part of their income … Read more

House of Commons will return ‘DIGITALLY’ on April 21 using webcams to quiz ministers on coronavirus

Parliament will reopen digitally in little over a week’s time to allow ministers to face scrutiny over their much-criticised handling of the coronavirus pandemic, it was confirmed today. The House of Commons will sit on April 21, the scheduled end of its Easter recess, despite the UK continuing to be under a stringent lockdown.  Ministers, … Read more