Author: Caroline Biscotti

One in four HS2 workers on six-figure salaries

One in four HS2 workers on six-figure salaries

The news comes despite the government insisting it is “keeping a tough grip” on the cost of the controversial project. Some 318 people – out of the 1,346 employed on the new high-speed railway – are earning at least £100,000 in salary and perks, according to a information given to The Times under the Freedom of Information Act. This number […]

Give peas a chance: Gerry Adams writing cook book

Give peas a chance: Gerry Adams writing cook book

Mr Adams, the former party president, said the book would be based on his experiences during the peace process, which eventually led to the Good Friday agreement in 1998. It will also include recipes which kept the Irish negotiating team going and will be available before Christmas. He tweeted: “Not 2 Long 2 Christmas. A Wee Taste Of A Great […]

May: Scottish govt should back Brexit deal

May: Scottish govt should back Brexit deal

The prime minister said Scotland should not try to “sow the politics of division”. Mrs May insisted all parts of the United Kingdom should support the deal, which was agreed by the cabinet. The SNP leader said after talks with Mrs May she still has concerns Britain could be forced to quit the EU without a formal deal. Ms Sturgeon […]

Petition opens to force MP Ian Paisley to lose seat

Petition opens to force MP Ian Paisley to lose seat

Signatures can begin being collected from 9am to “recall” Ian Paisley. The North Antrim MP was suspended from parliament until mid-October for accepting undisclosed family holidays taken in 2013, funded by the Sri Lankan government. In 2014, he wrote to then-prime minister David Cameron to lobby against the UN setting up an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in the […]

Was burka blunder a gaffe too far for Boris Johnson?

Was burka blunder a gaffe too far for Boris Johnson?

They claim that even for the accident-prone former foreign secretary, who has been regularly causing offence with insensitive and offensive comments for nearly 20 years, his . And this time, those MPs argue, the prime minister – now tired of his relentless disloyalty – might have done what critics who have no time for Mr Johnson believe she should have […]

Johnson‘s burka comments ‘will encourage bigotry‘

Johnson‘s burka comments ‘will encourage bigotry‘

Lord Sheikh, the founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, said of the former foreign secretary‘s remarks: “I think to a certain extent they‘re racist. In a way it is racist. These words are very inflammatory. “I believe they will cause problems with race relations and I believe it will encourage bigotry in this country.” Mr Johnson is facing mounting calls […]

Saudi prince buys stake in Snapchat

Saudi prince buys stake in Snapchat

The billionaire, who was held for two months in a , said he made the investment on 25 May. He paid about $11 (£8.51) a share. His investment comes about three years after he met Snap chief executive Evan Spiegel and chief strategy officer Imran Khan, when the two executives visited Saudi capital Riyadh. إستثمرت ٩٥٠ مليون ريال سعودي لاتمام […]