All Edinburgh MPs vote against Brexit bill

Edinburgh Members of Parliament have been unanimous in their opposition to the Brexit bill otherwise known more formally as the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The bill was approved by Westminster on 1 February by a large majority in favour of the government’s position, and will now move forward to the next stage in the House More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Happy New Year messages from the Prime Minister and First Minister

Photo of the Edinburgh New Year fireworks by Mark Brown First of all Prime Minister Theresa May explains that we have made a momentous decision and set ourselves in a new direction. She says in the video below: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 9th, 2016

Edinburgh West MP moves the House of Commons to tears with rape account

Michelle Thomson MP for Edinburgh West made a contribution to the UN International Day debate yesterday at Westminster on the subject of Violence against Women, which brought some members to tears. She related her More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Finance Minister demands more investment ahead of the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor Philip Hammond will rise later today to make his first Autumn Statement in the House of Commons. Ahead of that Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP has written to Mr Hammond asking that he ends austerity More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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University of Edinburgh Principal feels snubbed by UK Government

Sir Tim O’Shea who is the Principal of the University of Edinburgh gave evidence earlier today to the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster. During the meeting he said that he was ‘jolly annoyed’ More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Leith MP dismisses claims for Britannia revival

Deidre Brock MP yesterday dismissed calls by the Conservatives to bring the Royal Yacht Britannia back as a working ship as ‘daft’. You can see the Edinburgh MP in full flow here, and the moment when she was More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Civil Service opens their Fast Stream graduate programme today

There are over 100 jobs available in HMRC DFID and the Scottish Executive in the 2017 Civil Service Fast Stream which opens later today. This is a scheme for final year students and recent graduates whatever their More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

SNP MP asks about Brexit effect on Edinburgh’s financial services

  The MP for Edinburgh North and Leith Deidre Brock MP asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, about retaining what is known as ‘passporting’ rights for the finance sector on leaving the EU. But More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Edinburgh MP bids to become SNP Deputy Leader

Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard was elected as an SNP MP in 2015.  When we met him he assured us that he has the experience for the job he now seeks as Deputy Leader of the party. He explained: “I might More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 5th, 2016

SNP say Honours List is ‘rotten’

The Scottish National Party has described David Cameron’s full Resignation Honours list, published yesterday evening, as “rotten to the core”. The Edinburgh Reporter met The Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP More...