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Kezia Dugdale calls on SNP to vote against increase in taxes

Labour will challenge the SNP to vote against increasing taxes when Nicola Sturgeon attempts to pass her first budget in charge of a minority government.

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John McDonnell, Picture: John Stilwell/PA Wire

Young, left-wing voters ‘have abandoned Labour for the SNP’

Labour in Scotland has failed to attract the same increase in membership as the rest of the country because young, left-wing voters have abandoned it for the SNP, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.

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Ed Milliband. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Ed Miliband ‘open to role in Corbyn’s shadow cabinet’

Ed Miliband has suggested he would be open to a role in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.

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Kezia Dugdale.

Kezia Dugdale: ‘Labour could win under Jeremy Corbyn’

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said she was “consistent and very clear” that the party could win the next general election under Jeremy Corbyn - despite having previously said the left-winger could not appeal to enough voters to take them back into government.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: PA

Theresa May’s late backing for Cameron in EU referendum

David Cameron became intensely frustrated at Theresa May’s unwillingness to declare her intentions in the run-up to the EU referendum campaign, according to his former communications chief.

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Corbyn flanked by Ian Murray and Kezia Dugdale in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Ian Davidson: Labour must rally behind radical agenda

Now it’s over, again, and Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected leader of the Labour Party, this time with a bigger majority, by a bigger membership. He won with no rules having been bent in his favour, no organisational manoeuvres to increase his chances and no unfair help from the party machine.

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In a recent speech, former chancellor George Osborne warned against the dangerous purity of splendid isolation. Photograph: Neil Hall/Getty Images

Euan McColm: George Osborne gives Brexit’s losers a voice

Those who voted Remain in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union have been desperately badly served by the Labour Party since the result was announced.

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Donald J. Trump. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump poised to spend £100m on TV campaign

Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House is planning for what it says will amount to $140 million (£100m) worth of advertising from now until US election day.

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A scene from Bannan, BBC Albas first Gaelic drama. MG Alba says 300 jobs are at risk unless it gains an improvement on its �5.5 million annual settlement from the BBC.

BBC Alba future in balance warns operator

Scotland could lose its dedicated Gaelic channel and see a decline in the use of the language unless BBC Alba wins a better financial deal, its operator has warned.

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Jeremy Corbyn MP  shakes hands with Owen Smith MP . Picture: Getty

Paris Gourtsoyannis: rebel Labour MPs left to ponder options

This time last year, Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader was an earthquake. Yesterday it was matter-of-fact.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Prime Minister Theresa May at Bute House. Picture: TSPL

SNP partly responsible for Brexit, claims Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May has claimed that the SNP must take partial responsibility for the Brexit vote – despite most Scots voting Remain after Nicola Sturgeon campaigned for this outcome.

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Tavish Scott says more than 4,000 teachers have been lost on the SNPs watch.

Scottish schools start new term hundreds of teachers short

Schools across Scotland started the new term with hundreds of unfilled vacancies for teachers, new figures have revealed.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and leadership challenger Owen Smith. Picture: John Devlin

Poll: Voters believe Labour more divided than ever

The majority of voters believe the Labour party is more divided now than it has ever been, according to a new poll.

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Former deputy leader of the SNP, Jim Sillars. Picture: Neil Hanna

Jim Sillars: Indyref2 campaigners should focus on economy

Independence supporters need to convince Scots that leaving the UK will provide people with a “good life free from poverty” if they are to win a possible second referendum, as veteran nationalist said.

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Paul Mason calls for Scottish Labour members to back independence

Paul Mason calls for Scottish Labour members to back independence

A prominent Labour activist and broadcaster has called on party members north of the border to back Scottish independence.

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Kezia Dugdale called for deeds rather than rhetoric to unite the party. Picture: Greg Macvean

Kezia Dugdale: Corbyn facing ‘difficult task’ to unite Labour

The Scottish Labour leader has warned Jeremy Corbyn he faces a “difficult task” to reunite the party in wake of a divisive leadership election.

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Blair Jenkins, who led Yes Scotland during the last independence campaign. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Second indyref ‘could take place in May 2018’

A second referendum on Scottish independence is likely to be called by Nicola Sturgeon in a year’s time and could take place as early as May 2018, the former chief executive of the Yes campaign has predicted.

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Scots without jobs were found to be happier than those working in the legal sector. Picture: Jane Barlow

Jobless Scots ‘happier than those in legal sector’

Jobless Scots are happier than those working in the legal sector, according to new research.

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Douglas Ross missed a Justice Committee meeting as well as the crucial vote. Picture: SNS Group

Tory MSP slammed for missing Holyrood vote for Zurich trip

A Conservative MSP who also referees senior football games has come under fire for missing a crunch Holyrood vote in order to attend a Fifa refereeing conference in Switzerland.

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Jeremy Corbyn gestures to supporters after being re-elected as the leader of the Labour Party. Picture: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected Labour leader

An unprecedented attempted coup by Labour MPs against their leader was crushed yesterday as Jeremy Corbyn won a second resounding mandate from party members in the space of a year.

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