24/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


24/04/2017

The latest news and weather from around Scotland.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 24/04/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Jeremy Corbyn has once again ruled out any pact with the SNP.

:00:08.:00:15.

Campaigning today, the Labour leader said the SNP has "failed abysmally"

:00:16.:00:17.

in the fight against poverty and inequality.

:00:18.:00:20.

Mr Corbyn and the First Minister also addressed delegates

:00:21.:00:24.

at the Scottish TUC conference in Aviemore, where Nicola Sturgeon

:00:25.:00:28.

Here's our Political Editor, Brian Taylor.

:00:29.:00:34.

Sunshine, snow and SNP posters on Jeremy Corbyn's to Aviemore.

:00:35.:00:45.

He found the union company highly congenial.

:00:46.:00:47.

We will never, ever apologise for the closeness of our

:00:48.:00:55.

He pitched to the unions by saying he would scrap anti-union laws

:00:56.:00:59.

The ?10 an hour living wage, ending zero hours contracts

:01:00.:01:10.

and giving workers the right to take over companies

:01:11.:01:14.

All of that requires power but Jeremy Corbyn dismissed any talk

:01:15.:01:18.

Let us remember that the only real, Progressive Alliance is Labour

:01:19.:01:27.

and the trade union movement working together, as it's always been.

:01:28.:01:31.

As far as I'm concerned it always will be.

:01:32.:01:33.

Behind me, the crowds of delegates streaming out

:01:34.:01:35.

We had been hoping to interview Mr Corbyn and had been promised

:01:36.:01:41.

We hoped to ask about Trident and other issues.

:01:42.:01:47.

It turns out now we will not be able to interview

:01:48.:01:50.

Mr Corbyn, will you answer any questions?

:01:51.:01:52.

As he left, Jeremy Corbyn paid no attention to the pursuing

:01:53.:02:00.

An hour later, the snow still falling, enter Nicola Sturgeon

:02:01.:02:12.

thought she took questions from the media scrum and two

:02:13.:02:24.

of the stalls and said Scotland's real choice was to elect SNP

:02:25.:02:27.

A vote for the SNP is about to ensure a strong

:02:28.:02:31.

voice against the Tories, strong protection for Scotland

:02:32.:02:34.

and the party that will stand up for Scotland.

:02:35.:02:36.

Is he not right you cannot form a government full Scotland?

:02:37.:02:38.

This is about who can best protect Scotland from the Tories.

:02:39.:02:43.

Inside the hall, Nicola Sturgeon warned that Brexit

:02:44.:02:45.

We would be more likely to see the erosion of

:02:46.:02:56.

With that, the politicians vanished from the scene and so did the snow.

:02:57.:03:04.

Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have also

:03:05.:03:06.

Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie staged a photcall

:03:07.:03:12.

in a chip shop, while Tory leader Ruth Davidson met

:03:13.:03:15.

We know after the polls at the weekend that the Scottish

:03:16.:03:19.

Conservatives are in the driving seat to take on Nicola Sturgeon.

:03:20.:03:28.

To say no to a second and referendum.

:03:29.:03:33.

We are the best bet to take seats back off the SNP.

:03:34.:03:36.

What you'll get with Liberal Democrats in this election is,

:03:37.:03:39.

the more Democrat MPs he gets, the stronger the case will be

:03:40.:03:42.

for rejecting a hard, Conservative Brexit.

:03:43.:03:43.

We need a strong opposition in this country.

:03:44.:03:45.

A 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains east coast route next Friday

:03:46.:03:55.

The RMT union said progress had been made in talks to settle a dispute

:03:56.:03:59.

The trial of the former Rangers owner, Craig Whyte, has heard

:04:00.:04:06.

he told the club's directors he would use

:04:07.:04:08.

He's accused of pretending he had the funds needed

:04:09.:04:12.

to acquire the Ibrox club in 2011.

:04:13.:04:14.

Here's our correspondent David Henderson.

:04:15.:04:15.

Craig Whyte, the accused, arriving at court this morning.

:04:16.:04:20.

He is accused of committing fraud in his takeover of Rangers.

:04:21.:04:26.

Donald Macintyre spent the day in the witness box.

:04:27.:04:30.

He was the club's finance director in the run-up

:04:31.:04:32.

The jury heard Rangers was deep in debt

:04:33.:04:40.

with bank borrowings at one point of over

:04:41.:04:42.

?30 million and was under pressure to change that.

:04:43.:04:47.

Long-time backer Sir David Murray had stepped back as well.

:04:48.:04:55.

Mr McIntyre told the jury the economics of the world had

:04:56.:04:58.

changed and the realisation was there was no longer backing

:04:59.:05:00.

from Murray International, of the finances of the club.

:05:01.:05:02.

Craig Whyte made an offer to buy Rangers.

:05:03.:05:05.

The court heard he came here to Murray Park,

:05:06.:05:11.

the club's training ground, to meet members of the board.

:05:12.:05:14.

They pressed him for assurances, that he would not put

:05:15.:05:17.

season-ticket holders' money at risk.

:05:18.:05:23.

The reply was that it was 100% guaranteed.

:05:24.:05:28.

The prosecutor asked the witness if he was interested to note

:05:29.:05:32.

from Craig Whyte what was the source of the funds from any takeover.

:05:33.:05:36.

The question was asked as to where the funds were coming from.

:05:37.:05:40.

Mr Whyte said, the funds were coming from himself.

:05:41.:05:45.

In his cross-examination, the defence QC, Donald Findlay,

:05:46.:05:49.

asked, Lloyds Bank wanted out, didn't they?

:05:50.:05:51.

They were putting a squeeze on the company.

:05:52.:05:56.

Mr McIntyre said the bank had threatened to withdraw bank

:05:57.:05:58.

facilities if the transaction with Craig Whyte had not gone ahead.

:05:59.:06:02.

He said the bank was saying it wanted the transaction

:06:03.:06:05.

Craig Whyte denies both charges against him and the trial continues.

:06:06.:06:19.

Scotland's curry houses are blaming strict immigration rules

:06:20.:06:21.

It's all down to the difference between

:06:22.:06:24.

Here's our social affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson.

:06:25.:06:33.

Preparing for the evening rush, up to 3000 meals leave this kitchen

:06:34.:06:41.

each week for diners in the restaurant or as takeaways,

:06:42.:06:43.

I have three chefs from India, as a result of bringing them over

:06:44.:06:49.

a few years ago I have been able to create 55 jobs in this business

:06:50.:06:53.

We're at the point of expanding our business.

:06:54.:07:03.

If I was to bring over another two we would be able to increase

:07:04.:07:07.

the number up to 95 employees from this one establishment alone.

:07:08.:07:09.

But these home deliveries are putting those plans in jeopardy.

:07:10.:07:15.

UK immigration rules don't allow restaurants which serve takeaway

:07:16.:07:18.

meals to recruit non-EU workers, however skilled they may be.

:07:19.:07:22.

Obviously many diners continue to enjoy having a curry

:07:23.:07:25.

But increasingly people are turning to their mobile phones

:07:26.:07:31.

and the variety of apps to allow them to order takeaway.

:07:32.:07:38.

But if a restaurant offers that service, it is restricted

:07:39.:07:40.

The UK Government immigration criteria lay down a minimum

:07:41.:07:54.

salary of almost ?30,000 a year per chef.

:07:55.:07:57.

It takes into account previous experience

:07:58.:07:58.

and the establishment it will work on.

:07:59.:08:00.

Recruitment agencies say this shows the government

:08:01.:08:02.

They have totally misunderstood and misconceived the industry

:08:03.:08:09.

as being a low-skill, low-paid job base which it is not.

:08:10.:08:13.

The biggest consequence to this is the skills erosion.

:08:14.:08:15.

It's affecting the product that the public are being served.

:08:16.:08:29.

The industry, worth an estimated ?4 billion a year to the UK economy,

:08:30.:08:32.

says up to three establishments are closing each month and a scheme

:08:33.:08:36.

launched in 2012 to attract UK nationals to work in

:08:37.:08:39.

the Indian restaurant sector failed through lack of applicants.

:08:40.:08:47.

The largest turbine steam ship ever to be built on the Clyde,

:08:48.:08:51.

the TS Queen Mary, is being brought back to her former glory

:08:52.:08:54.

with the help of the newest generation of sea-farers -

:08:55.:08:56.

students from Glasgow's nautical college.

:08:57.:08:57.

It was the largest turbine steamship build on the Clyde,

:08:58.:09:13.

She took up to 2000 passengers every day doon the watter from the heart

:09:14.:09:29.

of Glasgow all the way to the resort carrying ordinary men,

:09:30.:09:31.

working men and women away from the grime of industrial

:09:32.:09:33.

A very important working role, but like most things as the years

:09:34.:09:38.

went by she gradually took on more of a cruising profile until 1977,

:09:39.:09:41.

when sadly there was not enough work for her and she was retired

:09:42.:09:47.

and went down south to London for further service

:09:48.:09:52.

Last year after a legal battle she was towed home to Glasgow.

:09:53.:09:56.

She is now being refurbished, scraping back 40 years

:09:57.:09:58.

Under an inch and a half deck was in surprisingly good condition.

:09:59.:10:11.

They will now restore it and protect it against the Glasgow climate.

:10:12.:10:14.

Down below they are discovering similar qualities of

:10:15.:10:16.

The internal deck was covered with an oak floor

:10:17.:10:20.

which again has preserved the teak.

:10:21.:10:25.

This is some of the nicest preserved part of the vessel, this teak.

:10:26.:10:29.

Again it will be restored, sanded, looked after and oiled.

:10:30.:10:32.

There is a lot of goodwill towards this project,

:10:33.:10:39.

much of the material having been donated by Scottish companies.

:10:40.:10:48.

A lot of the heavy labouring work is being done by students

:10:49.:10:53.

And the internal design has been created by a Dundee student.

:10:54.:11:02.

They do not want the Queen Mary to be a museum,

:11:03.:11:07.

as to them it is important the ship is sustainable so they can look

:11:08.:11:10.

A turbine engines might have been removed so her days of travelling up

:11:11.:11:15.

But with the effort of these students and many others her future

:11:16.:11:21.

is secured as a visitor attraction here on the Clyde.

:11:22.:11:24.

After a bitterly cold day, Judith has the weather.

:11:25.:11:31.

they bitterly cold as we head into the evening. There is quite a

:11:32.:11:36.

covering of snow across northern Scotland as we speak. There is a Met

:11:37.:11:45.

Office the were warning about snow for northern Scotland, the Grampian

:11:46.:11:48.

area and parts of East Lothian and the eastern borders, as well and

:11:49.:11:53.

even at lower levels, as well. You can see from the pressure chart,

:11:54.:11:56.

plenty of snow as we head through the course of the night. Lots of dry

:11:57.:12:01.

weather for the rest of the UK, and the widespread frost, so it might be

:12:02.:12:05.

a cold start to the day and there will be a risk of ice to bear in

:12:06.:12:09.

mind. But actually, a lovely start for many, with plenty of showers

:12:10.:12:13.

across northern Scotland as those wins start to pick up as we head

:12:14.:12:18.

through the day. A chilly start, sunshine for the south-east and

:12:19.:12:22.

west, some showers, wintry showers across eastern and northern Scotland

:12:23.:12:29.

and into the Northern Isles. The showers will continue to affect the

:12:30.:12:36.

North. Here, to the south, a lot of dry weather, actually with some

:12:37.:12:41.

showers and dispose of sunshine. Wintry showers for Northern Ireland.

:12:42.:12:46.

For Eastern England we will see a number of showers brought in by the

:12:47.:12:50.

strong, brisk and cold northerly wind. It will feel bitterly cold

:12:51.:12:53.

across the eastern side of the country. Temperatures across

:12:54.:12:59.

southern parts around 13 Celsius so much colder here in Scotland and

:13:00.:13:02.

suddenly feeling colder in those northerly winds. We could see Gales

:13:03.:13:09.

and northern areas. More showers to come for the North and East. And dry

:13:10.:13:16.

overnight tomorrow with a widespread frost. On Wednesday, we start to see

:13:17.:13:20.

high-pressure blocking out those arctic winds. So, Ashley, a largely

:13:21.:13:27.

dry, milder day on Wednesday. Just a little bit of patchy rain feeding

:13:28.:13:29.

into the far north, eventually.

:13:30.:13:33.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS