Tag Archives: Scotland

Eric Trump Blames Brexit For Failing UK Golf Courses

The Daily Beast reports: Three months before he won the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump gave himself a new nickname: Mr. Brexit. After the nation voted to break away from the rest of Europe, Trump appeared at Turnberry, his golf course in Scotland, and commended the Brits who “took back their country.” He later said Brexit was “a great …

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Trump Org Snorted Up Millions In British COVID Relief

Newsweek reports: Both of the former president’s resorts in the country—Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire—suffered substantial losses last year despite receiving millions in government grants, according to financial reports their operating companies filed with the U.K. government this week. Trump Turnberry saw turnover plummet from $26.37 million (£19.7million) in 2019 to $8.97 million (£6.7 …

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LA Mayor Tests COVID+ At Glasgow Climate Summit

Los Angeles’s ABC News affiliate reports: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has tested positive for the coronavirus while at a climate summit abroad, his office announced Wednesday. Garcetti, who is fully vaccinated, is isolating in his hotel room in Scotland, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. Garcetti, who is the outgoing chair of the C40 group, spoke at …

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Trump’s Scotland Resort To Face Renewed Scrutiny

The Scotsman reports: Legal efforts to force Scottish ministers to scrutinise the financing of Donald Trump’s golf and hotel resorts have overcome a significant hurdle, after the Court of Session granted permission for campaigners to seek a judicial review of the Scottish Government’s position. Avaaz, a US-based non-profit activism organisation, petitioned Scotland’s highest court after MSPs rejected calls to pursue …

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Lawsuit Seeks Probe Of Trump’s Scottish Resort Buys

Reuters reports: The Scottish government is facing a new legal challenge over its February rejection of a motion to investigate former U.S. President Donald Trump’s all-cash purchases of two golf courses, reviving an effort to force Trump to disclose how he financed the deals. Avaaz, a global human rights group, filed a petition in Scotland’s highest court seeking a judicial …

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Pro-Independence Parties Win Majority In Scotland

The Wall Street Journal reports: Scotland’s future in the U.K. is set to loom over British and European politics for years after pro-independence groups led by Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party expanded their majority in the country’s parliament, setting up a clash with the British government on whether Scots should be allowed a vote on leaving the 300-year-old union. Ms. …

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Scottish Parliament Rejects Trump Org Financial Probe

The BBC reports: Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted to reject calls for Donald Trump’s business interests in Scotland to be investigated. The Scottish Greens had wanted the Trump Organisation’s golf courses probed via an unexplained wealth order. It requires individuals to explain the source of wealth used to acquire property and other assets in the UK. Justice Secretary …

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Scotland: Trump May Face “Unexplained Wealth” Probe

The Scotsman reports: An opposition debate in the Scottish Parliament will set out the arguments for ministers to apply to the Court of Session and act on growing concerns over how the former US president’s holdings in Scotland were acquired. While the issue has been discussed three times at Holyrood in the past 12 months, the coming debate is significant. …

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Johnson Scurries To Stop Scottish Independence Move

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Scotland on Thursday to try to stem growing support for a new independence referendum by arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic had shown the benefits of staying together. The bonds that tie England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland together in a $3 trillion economy have been severely strained by both Brexit and Johnson’s …

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Scotland To Trump: “Don’t Haste Ye Back” [VIDEO]

Yahoo News UK reports: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has said many people in the country “will be very happy to say cheerio to Donald Trump” on January 20, the day the former president left office. Speaking during First Minister’s Questions, she said: “First, I’m sure many of us across the chamber and across Scotland will be very happy …

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Brewery Petitions Scotland Airport To Change Name

The Scotsman reports: With reports that Donald Trump may fly to Scotland after he leaves office, BrewDog have started a petition to rename Prestwick Airport ‘Joe Biden International’. The Scottish brewers BrewDog are known for their tongue in cheek antics, and have previously trolled Donald Trump by asking fans to name a beer inspired by him. But now, co-founder of …

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Scottish Leader To Trump: Don’t Even Try To Come Here

The Scotsman reports: Speaking at Tuesday’s daily coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon said that she “has no idea what Donald Trump’s travel plans are” but that she hopes that the only immediate plans he has are to exit the White House. She went onto say in her answer: “We are not allowing people to come into Scotland, without any central purpose …

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WH Doesn’t Deny Report On “Escape” To Scotland

Fox News reports: Scotland’s Sunday Post, citing unnamed sources at the country’s Prestwick airport, reported that U.S. military surveillance planes have been in place there for a week. The source told the paper that there has also been a booking of an “American military version of the Boeing 757 on January 19.” The source told the paper that the plane …

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Scotland Ordered Into Month-Long Strict Lockdown

The BBC reports: Scots are to be ordered to stay at home amid a fresh Covid-19 lockdown which will see schools remain closed to pupils until February. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said new curbs would be introduced at midnight in a bid to contain the new, faster-spreading strain of the virus. New laws will require people to stay at home …

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Aircraft Activity Suggests Trump May Flee To Scotland

Scotland’s Sunday Post reports: Prestwick airport has been told to expect the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 aircraft, that is occasionally used by Trump, on January 19 – the day before his Democratic rival takes charge at the White House. Speculation surrounding Trump’s plans has been fueled by the activity of US Army aircraft, which were based at …

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Trump’s Scotland Golf Club Complains About Brexit

Bloomberg News reports: U.S. President Donald Trump’s golf business in northeast Scotland extended losses and warned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Britain’s departure from the European Union. Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd., which operates a course in Aberdeenshire, reported a net loss of 1.1 million pounds ($1.5 million) for 2019 after losing 1.07 million pounds the …

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Trump Org Planning Massive New Project In Scotland

The Scotsman reports: In what would be one of the most ambitious and expensive foreign projects undertaken by Donald Trump’s family business since he assumed the presidency, his company has commissioned a detailed masterplan to develop as many as 225 properties, as well as leisure facilities and shops, on an expanse of rolling farmland adjacent to Turnberry’s lauded Ailsa course, …

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Trump’s Golf Courses Unaffected By Virus Travel Ban

Business Insider reports: Hours after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, President Donald Trump announced a 30-day travel ban on most of Europe. But he excluded two countries where he has hotels and golf courses that have been struggling financially: the UK and Ireland. Trump has two properties in the UK — Trump Turnberry and Trump …

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Scottish Lawmakers Seek “Unexplained Wealth Order,” Suspect Trump Organization Of Money Laundering

The Scotsman reports: Patrick Harvie MSP, co-leader of the Scottish Greens, said there were reasonable grounds for suspecting that the US president, or people he is connected with, “have been involved in serious crime.” He has called on ministers to apply to the Court of Session to seek answers as to how Mr Trump’s bankrolled his multimillion acquisitions of land …

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Graham Sues Glasgow Venue Over Cancellation

The Glasgow Times reports: The group behind an event run by controversial US evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has begun legal proceedings against the SEC Hydro. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has asked Glasgow Sheriff Court to grant an interim order requiring the venue to hold the event – after it axed the plans last month. The group, headed by …

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