Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Simon Jones is a Glasgow-based journalist.

Banks

Regulators in the dark as the sun sets on LIBOR

Investigations into the LIBOR scandal yielded few results; will a possible replacement be any better?

Regulators in the dark as the sun sets on LIBOR

Scotland

SNP and Labour: Showdown in Glasgow East

Scottish nationalists have to win big against Labour in Scotland, while hoping Labour succeed south of the border.

SNP and Labour: Showdown in Glasgow East

Europe

Nicola Sturgeon kicks off new Scottish independence campaign

Independence activists are demanding a new referendum in 2020, though obstacles to it remain outside of their control.

Nicola Sturgeon kicks off new Scottish independence campaign

Northern Ireland

UK defence secretary wants criminal immunity for NI soldiers

Penny Mordaunt wants her proposed amnesty to cover soldiers who served in Northern Ireland.

UK defence secretary wants criminal immunity for NI soldiers

Saudi Arabia

EU blacklists Saudi Arabia: What does it mean?

Financial institutions in EU member states will now have to commit to greater levels of scrutiny for transactions.

EU blacklists Saudi Arabia: What does it mean?

Europe

Northern Ireland secretary 'doesn't understand' regional politics

Karen Bradley faces criticism after admitting unfamiliarity with 'deep-seated' issues before taking on her role.

Northern Ireland secretary 'doesn't understand' regional politics

Scotland

Afghan asylum seekers on hunger-strike protest against eviction

Anger and concern as private contractor Serco plans to evict 330 people from their Glasgow homes by changing the locks.

Afghan asylum seekers on hunger-strike protest against eviction