MPs warn ‘revolving door’ between politics and private sector is damaging public confidence in democracy

Written by Emilio Casalicchio on 24 April 2017 in News

MPs singled out ex-Chancellor George Osborne for setting an “unhelpful example”

Opposition parties condemn sale of Green Investment Bank

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 21 April 2017 in News

But GIB chair Lord Smith of Kelvin backed the sale following commitments to uphold GIB's green investment principles and report transparently on its green impact

Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour 'progressive alliance' with SNP

Written by Kevin Schofield on 20 April 2017 in News

The Labour leader also attacked the SNP’s record in government

MPs set to back May's call for 8 June general election

Written by John Ashmore on 19 April 2017 in News

Theresa May is expected to easily secure the two thirds vote in the House of Commons

BREAKING: Theresa May announces plan for general election on 8 June

Written by Josh May on 18 April 2017 in News

Theresa May has announced that she intends to hold an early general election on 8 June

Scottish small business confidence on the rise

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 13 April 2017 in News

But survey of more than 300 firms found businesses were still largely negative about their prospects

Donald Trump: Nato is no longer obsolete

Written by Sebastian Whale on 13 April 2017 in News

After talks with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US President reiterates call for member states to meet Nato's two per cent of GDP defence spending target

Labour Leave and UKIP facing Brexit campaign donations probe

Written by Nicholas Mairs on 11 April 2017 in News

The Electoral Commission has opened an investigation into UKIP and a pro-Brexit Labour group over their spending returns for the 2016 EU referendum campaign

Environmental groups reject Shell's Brent oil field decommissioning plans

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 10 April 2017 in News

Under the plans, released in February, Shell would leave the legs of three of the platforms in place rather than removing them

Campaigners slam UK Government over introduction of 'rape clause'

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 6 April 2017 in News

Under the amendment, mothers seeking to retain tax credits for a third child will be obliged to fill out an eight-page form requiring them to name the child they conceived through rape