SNP admits Scotland WILL go its own way on COVID policy…despite four nations statement

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Freedom of information requests have revealed the SNP led administration at Edinburgh would “continue to make decisions which reflect the government’s top priority of minimising the harm in Scotland.” It comes just days […]

Scotland ignites Brexit spat after issuing legal opposition to controversial trade law

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Scottish Government has lodged a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) with the Scottish Parliament which claims the Bill undermines devolution and breaches international law. The Bill, put forward by Business Secretary Alok Sharma […]

The Trump Tax Bombshell

It looks as if the president paid $750 in taxes in both 2016 and 2017 — and for him, those were generous years. It’s Monday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand Ever since he began his run for president […]

Big Tech's share of the S&P 500 reached record level in August

The gap between the weighting of the five largest companies in the S&P 500 and the 300 smallest rose to the highest ever at the end of August, according to data from the Leuthold Group. Why it matters: The concentration of wealth in a few massive U.S. tech companies has reached a scale significantly greater […]

Key takeaways from the report on Trump’s tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York Times report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House — and, thanks to colossal losses, no income tax at all in 11 of the 18 years that the Times reviewed — served to raise doubts about Trump’s self-image […]

Coronavirus: More social restrictions could be imposed, minister suggests

Tighter social restrictions could be imposed if coronavirus infections continue to rise, a minister has suggested. Helen Whately said “we don’t want to” bring in measures taking the UK back towards a second national lockdown but cautioned the government is keeping a “constant eye” on COVID-19 cases. Asked on Sky News’ Kay Burley show what […]

Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension – The Denver Post

MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. As it stands, ballots will now be due by 8 p.m. on Election Day. A lower court judge […]