Nicola Sturgeon’s plans are ‘simply nuts’ says her former law professor

Nicola Sturgeon’s former law professor has criticized her “simply nuts” plan to use the next general election as a de facto independence referendum as he lamented his ex-student’s “failure to grasp what democracy actually means”. Alistair Bonnington said the Prime Minister’s attempt to restrict the election to the single issue of breaking up the UK … Read more

Kick-off times, route to final, and latest injury news for Qatar

Latest England news from Qatar Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Harry Kane is fit to play against USA in the World Cup clash at Al Bayt on Friday after a scan on his foot. The England captain picked up the knock in the victory over Iran on Monday and had it looked at as a … Read more

November, December and January dates, and the train companies affected

Train passengers have been hit with another wave of 48 hour strikes in the run up to Christmas. At the beginning of November, rail union leaders appeared willing to strike a deal. Calling off a walkout planned for the first week of the month, they announced “intensive talks” to break the deadlock in an industrial … Read more

Foreign students and their dependents could face curbs as net migration hits half a million

Other options could include a clamp down on students exploiting the two-year graduate visas to remain in the UK doing low-skilled work and increasing the salary threshold for skilled workers, which has not been uprated in line with inflation. Mrs Braverman said the Government remained committed to reducing migration “over time,” acknowledging the current level … Read more

Royal Mail union targets Christmas post with fresh wave of strikes

Royal Mail workers are to strike on Christmas Eve and throughout December in industrial action that could bring misery to millions hoping to send presents and cards. The Communication Workers Union last night said it would not allow bosses at Royal Mail “to destroy the livelihoods of postal workers.” The union said workers would strike … Read more