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Brexit Boris Johnson heckled by disgruntled voters

Boris Johnson has been targeted by hecklers after his dramatic decision to pull out of the Tory leadership race.

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George Osborne, left, said government had to provide fiscal credibility. Picture: PA

George Osborne ditches key budget goal in wake of Brexit vote

George Osborne has abandoned the central plank of his austerity programme as he said Brexit meant the government had to be “realistic about achieving a surplus by the end of the decade”.

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Osborne alongside Theresa May, who has entered the race to be the next PM. Picture: PA

Leader comment: Brexit forces Tories to change economic tack

One of the most unexpected consequences of the Brexit referendum has been the shift that might just kill off the the Tory government’s much criticised austerity programme.

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As the UK faces up to the implications of the referendum, no matter which way we as individuals voted, we should be wary of rushing headlong into destroying the unity that has lasted since 1945. Picture: AFP/Getty

Russell Barr: Time to overcome EU referendum bitterness

Everything has its season and now it is time to listen and try and overcome the bitterness we are seeing, writes Russell Barr

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Jeremy Corbyn has refused to buckle to the pressure. Picture: Greg Macvean

Leader comment: Time Labour Party got back to work

It is now time for Labour MPs to put up or shut up and get on a leadership challenge. It is too late now to get behind him.

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If Charles Kennedy were with still alive it is unthinkable that he would give up on Scotlands links with the European Union. Picture: John Devlin

Willie Rennie: Let’s fight to put UK back in the EU

The Brexit result doesn’t mean we have to surrender our multi-faceted identities, writes Willie Rennie MSP

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Labor Party leader Bill Shorten on the campaign trail on the suburb of Hurstville in Sydney. Picture: AP

Australia’s opposition leader bids to become fifth PM in three years

Australians go to the polls today with the opposition leader vying to become the country’s fifth prime minister in three years.

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Aberdeen City Council spends £32m on outside consultants

A Scottish council has spent £32 million of taxpayers money on external consultants over the past five years.

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Dave Anderson, right, has been named new shadow Scottish secretary. Picture: PA

English MP Dave Anderson is new shadow Scottish Secretary

The Labour MP for Blaydon, Dave Anderson, is to be the party’s new shadow Scottish Secretary, it has been revealed.

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The �60m programme has been abandoned. File picture.

Police Scotland i6 computer project scrapped

A £60 million Police Scotland computer programme has been abandoned after it emerged it could not be delivered within the expected timeframes and budget.

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Jeremy Corbyn is under increasing pressure to stand down. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn likely to face leadership battle ‘in next few days’

Jeremy Corbyn is likely to face a leadership challenge in “the next few days”, his ally and shadow chancellor John McDonnell said.

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Police are continuing to use stop and search methods on children and young people. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Police continuing to use ‘inappropriate’ stop and search methods

Police officers across Scotland are continuing to use inappropriate stop and search methods especially on children and young people, a damning new report has revealed.

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The FTSE 100 has clawed back its post-Brexit losses. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Top-flight gains continue after BoE hints at rate cut

The FTSE 100 Index continued to move ahead today, building on large gains made after Bank of England boss Mark Carney signalled that interest rates could be slashed over the summer.

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Justice Secretary Michael Gove is running for the Tory leadership. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Michael Gove: ‘I don’t believe Scotland will have indyref2’

Michael Gove yesterday launched his bid for the Conservative leadership by saying that he did not think Scotland would go through with a second independence referendum.

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EasyJet is considering moving its legal headquarters to the EU. Picture: Ian Georgeson

EasyJet draws up plans to move HQ to Europe after Brexit vote

EasyJet is drawing up plans to potentially move its legal headquarters out of the UK and into Europe as the business fallout from the EU referendum continues.

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The manufacturing sector was boosted by a rise in work from overseas. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Manufacturing sector hit five-month high ahead of Brexit

Growth in Britain’s manufacturing industry stepped up to a five-month high and broke free of its “early year sluggishness” in the run-up to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Alexander Van der Bellen (left) of Austrian Greens and Norbert Hofer of Austrian Freedom party (FPOe). Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Austrian court orders rerun of presidential election

Austria’s highest court has ruled that presidential elections narrowly lost by a right-wing candidate must be repeated after his party claimed gross irregularities in the absentee vote count.

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Michael Gove speaks at the Policy Exchange in London, where he set out his case for becoming prime minister. Picture: PA

Michael Gove urged to pull out of Conservative leadership race

Michael Gove is facing calls to pull out of the Conservative leadership race after torpedoing the hopes of his former fellow Leave campaigner Boris Johnson of taking the Tory crown.

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Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence wants to help Iraqi push. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

More British troops sent to Iraq to fight against Islamic State

Scores of extra British troops are being sent to Iraq to help the country in its battle against the so-called Islamic State, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced.

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Boris Johnson speaks as he rules himself out of becoming the next Conservative party leader. Picture: Getty Images

Leaders: Boris springs fresh post-Brexit shocks

With Gove as pantomime villain and May the establishment figure, it looks like the public’s thirst for change will be ignored by Tories

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