0 Have your say Women’s Enterprise Scotland chief executive Carolyn Currie has been confirmed as the speaker at St Andrews Business Club’s annual meeting next month. Due to be staged at the Fife town’s famous Old Course Hotel on 15 May, the AGM will see Currie discuss her extensive career at a senior level in financial services and her current work with Women’s Enterprise Scotland.Currie is a founding member of the UK Women’s Enterprise Policy Group and has contributed policy papers to the World Economic Forum in Davos.St Andrews Business Club began in 1950 and has attracted many prominent speakers from different walks of life, including Sir Menzies Campbell MP, Andy Irvine, Sir Tom Farmer and former Lord Advocate Lord Mulholland. Scots energy tech firm Flexitricity joins pioneering green power project … [Read more...] about Women’s Enterprise Scotland chief addresses Fife event
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Members of the government’s advisory board on the first world war centenary are at loggerheads over extending the commemorations to mark politically challenging events such as the Irish war of independence and Britain’s slaughter of peaceful protesters in India. The group, set up under David Cameron, advised on four years of commemorations ranging from traditional events at the Cenotaph to beachside tributes conceived by the director Danny Boyle. Some members have been pressing to extend the official commemorations to address thorny issues such as the 1919-21 war in Ireland and the role of British forces including the violent police auxiliary force known as the Black and Tans, and the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. “It’s a missed opportunity,” said Hew Strachan, one of a number of historians who sits on the committee along with former military chiefs and authors such as Sebastian Faulks and Pat Barker. “A … [Read more...] about Row over bid to extend centenary events to cover Ireland and India
Lab Ms Diane Abbott Hackney North and Stoke Newington Against No Lab Debbie Abrahams Oldham East and Saddleworth Against No Con Nigel Adams Selby and Ainsty For No Con Bim Afolami Hitchin and Harpenden For No Con Adam Afriyie Windsor For No Con Peter Aldous Waveney For No Lab Rushanara Ali Bethnal Green and Bow Against No Con Lucy Allan Telford For No Con Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire Against Yes Lab Dr Rosena Allin-Khan Tooting Against No Lab Mike Amesbury Weaver Vale Against No Con Sir David Amess Southend West For No Con Stuart Andrew Pudsey For No Lab Tonia Antoniazzi Gower Against No Con Edward Argar Charnwood For No Lab Jonathan Ashworth Leicester South Against No Con Victoria Atkins Louth and Horncastle For No Lab Ian Austin Dudley North For Yes Con Mr Richard … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the Brady and Cooper amendments?
Lab Ms Diane Abbott Hackney North and Stoke Newington For No Lab Debbie Abrahams Oldham East and Saddleworth For No Con Nigel Adams Selby and Ainsty Against No Con Bim Afolami Hitchin and Harpenden Against No Con Adam Afriyie Windsor Against No Con Peter Aldous Waveney Against No Lab Rushanara Ali Bethnal Green and Bow For No Con Lucy Allan Telford Against No Con Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire Against No Lab Dr Rosena Allin-Khan Tooting For No Lab Mike Amesbury Weaver Vale For No Con Sir David Amess Southend West Against No Con Stuart Andrew Pudsey Against No Lab Tonia Antoniazzi Gower For No Con Edward Argar Charnwood Against No Lab Jonathan Ashworth Leicester South For No Con Victoria Atkins Louth and Horncastle Against No Lab Ian Austin Dudley North For No Con Mr … [Read more...] about How did my MP vote in the no-confidence motion?
DEFENCE Secretary Gavin Williamson’s landmark plan to overhaul the Armed Forces was branded yesterday “waffle.” The Modernising Defence Programme had been touted as a turning point for defence and its failing budget. But yesterday it was roundly mocked as “thin”, “underwhelming” and a “busted flush” after finally being published after months of delays. The highly anticipated document – which should have been a new blueprint for defence – was just 28 pages long, including 10 which were pictures or graphics. Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith, said: “Given his commitment in the summer that this would lead to a major programme of top down transformative reform, it is staggering that the end result is so underwhelming.” She later added: “This review completely fails to get to grips with the affordability crisis in the MoD. “After months of delay, and endless reports of the Defence Secretary’s … [Read more...] about Labour brands Defence Secretary’s overhaul of the Armed Force ‘waffle’