As I See It
Theresa May ended a potentially career-ending week on a triumphant note and has also effectively killed off Nicola Sturgeon’s dream of Scotland or the UK remaining in the European single market.
The collapse of talks in Brussels not only stalls the Brexit negotiations, it may also prove fatal for Mrs May’s premiership.
Is there a looming crisis in funding next stage companies? New figures from Barclays tell us that the number of high-growth companies is shrinking and that investors have become a little shy about providing support…
Kezia Dugdale will be hoping to charm television viewers as she copes with bugs and beasties in the Australian jungle, though it’s clear she’s opened a can of worms back home.
The verdict on minimum unit pricing of alcohol gives us certainty over how much it’s going to cost to buy a drink some time next year. But the big question is whether it will achieve its ambition to cut alcohol-related deaths.
The Paradise Papers have been at the centre of a storm of moral indignation. But have they really shocked the nation?
How does the Chancellor square conflicting trends in the economy?
SUNDAY COMMENT: A looming battle for control of The Scotsman newspaper has developed into an exchange of insults between the paper’s editor and its would-be governor.
A regular flow of new products and orders confirms that the Scottish food and drink sector is in rude health. If that’s the appropriate word.
SUNDAY COMMENT: Arguments over the use of public-private financing deals, in their various forms, to support hospital and school building programmes took a new twist last week..but Terry Murden asks if some key point were missed.