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  1. Scotland 'to gain control over tax'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | The Northern Echo

    ... fuelled by a number of apparent compromises that have emerged in recent days. The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and Greens all favour the full devolution of income tax but Labour has officially only backed Holyrood having control over some ...


  2. Craig Whyte detained in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | BBC News

    The 43-year-old was held on an arrest warrant in relation to an investigation into his takeover of Rangers in 2011. A Crown Office spokesman said: "We have been advised that the warrant for Craig Whyte has been executed by the Mexican authorities.


  3. Smith's dream team: Devo plans thrashed out in the wake of No voteRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Record

    AN unprecedented operation swung into action at breakneck speed to allow Smith's recommendations which are set to transform Holyrood into a more powerful and accountable Parliament. AS SCOTLAND woke to a No vote on September 19, some might have believed that the constitutional debate was settled.


  4. Historic shift in powers signals new era for ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sunday Herald

    ... to the referendum. The Commission was set up to reach agreement on their different policies. Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have been joined in talks by the SNP and the pro-independence Greens. Despite their involvement, a ...


  5. Why should Scottish MPs come to Westminster to impose a higher rate...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | John Redwood's Diary

    The announcement by the Smith Commission that Scotland should in future decide her own Income Tax is an important moment in the evolution of the United Kingdom. Instead of the Scottish referendum settling our united country for another generation, the generous offer of the Conservatives and Lib Dems of full Income tax powers, and the offer of substantial Income Tax powers by Labour means we are moving to new kind of looser federation.


  6. Immigration set to miss Tory targetRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    The latest immigration figures are set to be published today after the Home Secretary gave the clearest signal yet that the Government has conceded defeat in hitting its target of bringing net migration down to tens of thousands by the next election. Theresa May said on Sunday that flows from the EU had disrupted efforts to reduced the net annual figure below 100,000 and it was "unlikely" the target would be reached by the end of the parliament.


  7. Labour must not vacate the centre ground, warns BlairRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    Tony Blair has warned of the dangers of leaving the political centre ground, in comments the Conservatives seized on as a veiled criticism of Ed Miliband. Tony Blair has warned of the dangers of leaving the political centre ground, in comments the Conservatives seized on as a veiled criticism of Ed Miliband.


  8. Agenda:Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    confidence has been dented by talk of an end to onshore wind by the Conservatives if elected in 2015. It is not clear if offshore wind projects planned around our coasts will get support from government and last week saw the closure of one of our ...


  9. Immigration Figures Set To Embarrass CameronRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Ananova

    Figures to be released later this morning will show the Prime Minister has all but certainly missed his promise of getting net migration down to the tens of thousands. The Office of National Statistics numbers are likely to show continued strong immigration from the rest of the European Union and will be leapt upon by UKIP to argue that only by leaving the EU can numbers be controlled.


  10. Craig Brown: Just think... Mellor might have been PMRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    There's an entry in Edwina Currie's first volume of diaries that the passage of time has rendered part-tragic, part-comic. But mainly comic.


  11. Scottish Parliament to be handed control over income taxRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | ITV

    The Scottish Government is set to get control over income tax and a raft of other new powers under plans agreed by the cross party Smith Commission. Lord Smith will report the full agreement made by representatives of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives, the Green party and the SNP at a press conference in Edinburgh tomorrow.


  12. Smith Commission 'fails to live up to the Vow'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. THE SNP will claim the new Holyrood powers to be outlined by the Smith Commission today lack job-creating powers.


  13. Water giants make A 2BILLION in profit - but SEVEN of them didn't pay a penny in taxRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    The 19 water made profits of more than A 2.05billion in 2013, but paid just A 74million in tax, with seven of them paying no corporation tax at all Some of Britain's biggest water companies are raking in billions of pounds in profits without paying a penny in tax. The 19 water firms made profits of more than A 2.05billion in 2013, handed out A 1.86billion to shareholders but paid just A 74million in tax.


  14. Baroness Amos is leaving her position with the UNRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

    Baroness Amos is to step down as the United Nations humanitarian chief after four years, it was announced, sparking political controversy over the UK's choice of candidate to succeed her in the key role. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the "outstanding" efforts of the Labour former cabinet minister who has overseen a particularly difficult period in world affairs, notably pushing for more help for the civilian victims of the Syrian civil war.


  15. The Vow DELIVERS: Scotland to be responsible for more tax and welfare ...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Daily Record

    SCOTLAND'S Parliament will be responsible for billions of pounds of extra tax and welfare spending under a radical devolution package to be unveiled today. The Smith Commission on Devolution will hand Holyrood huge new powers to set the rate and bands for personal income tax in Scotland and control over a third of Scotland's A 10 billion welfare budget.


  16. Tories to back motion giving money to thalidomide victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    Thalidomide victim Mercedes Benegbi, centre, NDP MP Libby Davies, right, and Djaouida Sellah speak during a news conference in support of Ms. Davies's motion introduced calling for compensation for thalidomide survivors.


  17. Tom Peterkin: Labour falling into 'Tory tax trap'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago |

    ... is going to fall into what Mr Brown described as a "Tory-trap". Devolving all income tax will allow the Conservatives to argue that Scottish MPs should not vote on UK Budgets as UK income tax policy ceases to cover their constituents. Labour would ...


  18. Commission to urge Scottish tax powerRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | BBC News

    The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend it has full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands. But the report is not expected to call for personal allowances - the threshold at which tax is paid - to be devolved.


  19. Poll: UKIP Replaces Labour as Party of the White, Working ClassesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    Labour has been trumped by the UK Independence Party as the party of the white, working class voter according to a new poll. In a recent poll, YouGov asked voters which party they thought was the party most in touch with the white, working classes.


  20. New opportunities for Israel in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    All over Europe, euroskeptic parties are on the rise, declaring their devotion to the State of Israel, based on what they call "Judeo-Christian" values. United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Mark Reckless, the former Conservative Party member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood, and his wife Catriona Brown, arrive for the by-election ballot count at Medway Park in Gillingham, southeast England in November..