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Labour’s response to Mhairi Black’s attack on Corbyn exposes the SNP’s record in government

Scottish Labour reacted to Mhairi Black's attacks on Jeremy Corbyn at the SNP Conference with a scathing attack on her record in office and that of her party. "I am so disappointed with Jeremy Corbyn, so disappointed," the SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire had told the SNP Conference, warning the Labour Leader: "don’t dare spread fear and utter drivel about an independent Scotland meaning we would suffer turbo austerity." "I’m sick to the back teeth of British nationalists perpetuating the...

Jeremy Hunt’s pay cap announcement is a “con trick”

GMB, the union for NHS staff, has slammed Jeremy Hunt’s pay cap announcement today as nothing more than a ‘con trick.' Without new funding 'productivity improvements' just looks like code for cuts to jobs and services The health secretary told MPs the NHS pay cap has been scrapped, but was unable to rule out cutting health services to fund rises above 1%. He added the “latitude” provided to him by Chancellor Philip Hammond was partly linked to “productivity improvements” which...

Uber, Amazon and Hermes workers warn MPs about “horrors” of gig economy

Rather than pretending it is their way or no way and that they are in some way above the law and therefore not bound to follow the laws of the land as all other employers are required to do, these companies need to play by the rules says GMB. GMB, the union for gig economy workers, today joined Uber, Amazon and Hermes workers to tell a parliamentary committee of MPs about the horrors of life in the gig economy. Speaking...

“I am so disappointed with Jeremy Corbyn”-Mhairi Black attacks Labour Leader with a more radical SNP programme of reversing austerity

The UK's youngest MP brought the house down at the SNP Conference with an emotive speech on Tory austerity and the damage it had wreaked. Mhairi Black started off mocking Prime Minister Theresa May by complaining she had a cough too, before insisting that Scotland is strong enough to survive as an independent entity. "Why would Westminster genuinely want to keep us if we were a financial burden?" asked the 23 year old MP. But she saved her greatest vitriol...

Terrified young orangutan rescued from being boarded up in wooden crate.

Conservationists have released photos and video of the rescue of a young female orangutan found boarded up in a wooden crate in a village in West Borneo. The infant, thought to be about three years old, had been found by a local man from Banyu Abang Village, Teluk Batang Districk, Kayong Utara Regency. He claimed to have found the orangutan on his farmland, not far from a palm oil plantation. The villager, known as Bahtiar, kept the orangutan for about...

Over half a tonne of fish killed by irresponsible canal management

Around 1,200lbs of fish corpses were dragged out of a canal last week in what has been described as a “level one fish kill”. A local fishing club blamed the Canal and River Trust for irresponsibly clearing the canal without considering the repercussions of their actions. The haul of dead fish weighed the equivalent of more than a whole polar bear. Steve Sharp, spoke on behalf of the fishing club and said: “Sadly overnight on Sunday 1st October there was...

Extreme dedication to your career damages long-term success

People who feel their work is integral to their lives and identity may actually find it difficult to sustain productivity over long periods of time, new research from Kings Business School suggests. According to Dr Michael Clinton, who studied the working lives of 193 Church of England ministers, people who view their career as an intense calling are less able to successfully disengage from work in the evenings which limits their energy levels the following morning. One would assume that these people...

Boris Johnson’s face as Kenneth Clarke exposes Tory hopeless lack of direction on Brexit

Kenneth Clarke put the boot into Boris Johnson in the first House of Commons debate since fierce cabinet divisions have left the PM having to admonish Johnson for undermining her leadership on Brexit. Clarke recently insisted that Boris Johnson would have been sacked by now if the Tories had a majority instead of a minority government propped up by the DUP. Today he called Johnson “the present Foreign Secretary” as he again, and mocked Johnson for the mess he had...

Business travellers using work trips to explore the country

Work trips could be more fun and more enjoyable than your colleagues are letting on, a new study has found. Two-thirds of people who travel for work say they use the trips to tick off their own personal travel to-do list, using the expenses-paid trips as way to achieve their own personal goals and travel ambitions. Almost nine in ten try to make the most of their downtime on a business trip by getting out and about to explore the...

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