General Election

General Election

Leader comment: Sometimes we need to push the boundaries

Spare a thought this morning for the poor staff working for the Boundary Commission for Scotland. They might not typically be top of your sympathy card list, but this is an important body charged with ensuring that our parliamentary constituencies are drawn in the fairest way possible. Their work influences the outcome of elections and ultimately who governs us.

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John McDonnell has claimed Tory rebels could be working with Labour. Picture; BBC

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s John McDonnell

Tory MPs are in talks with Labour to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, John McDonnell has suggested.

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David Davis has been threatened with legal action

Government refuses to confirm if it analysed the impact of Brexit

David Davis’s department has refused to say whether it has analysed the impact of Brexit on Britain’s regions because doing so could provoke a “reactionary” response that could damage the economy.

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Former Irish prime minister John Bruton who has said that a "no-deal" Brexit would be "devastating" for the peace process in Northern Ireland.  Picture; PA

‘No-deal’ Brexit would be ‘devastating to peace process’ - Ex-Ireland PM

A “no-deal” Brexit would be “devastating” for the peace process in Northern Ireland, a former Irish prime minister has said.

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Vince Cable has insisted the PM does not have a strong hand in negotiations.

Theresa May ‘doesn’t have strong hand in Brexit talks’ - Vince Cable

Prime Minister Theresa May does not have a strong hand to play at the Brexit negotiating table and as a result Britain may not leave the EU, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said.

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Mike Russell says there is a "high chance" Brexit talks will collapse

Scottish Minister blasts UK ‘Brexit fantasy’

Scotland’s Brexit Secretary has said there is no prospect of the UK becoming a “glorious trading nation” after leaving the European Union.

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Scotland won’t follow Catalan civil unrest, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed the prospect of a Catalan-style pro-independence campaign of civil unrest in Scotland, insisting the legal precedent of the 2014 referendum will be repeated in any future Scottish vote.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her deputy John Swinney. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

SNP’s ‘Strong and stable’ message pushes indyref2 to the margins

Independence will be off the SNP agenda for the next three days as the party gathers in Glasgow aiming to win back public trust in its stewardship of public services and the economy.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson speaks at the party conference in Manchester on Sunday. Picture: PA

Analysis: Could Ruth Davidson become prime minister?

She was one of the few star performers at the recent Conservative conference. Now, with Theresa May left reeling after a disastrous speech, could Ruth Davidson be parachuted into the top job in UK politics?

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Tories told to ‘shape up’ as Johnson and May make peace

Boris Johnson avoided a flashpoint with Theresa May after weeks of turmoil at the top of the Conservative Party, pledging “steadfast” support for the Prime Minister and standing by “every syllable” of her Brexit strategy.

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Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer launched a Brexit position paper calling for control of the immigration system to be devolved to Holyrood. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Greens would vote against Brexit bill at Holyrood

The Scottish Greens would vote against an EU Withdrawal Bill in its current form if MSPs are asked to support a consent motion from Westminster, the party’s external affairs spokesman has said.

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David Mundell. Picture: John Devlin

David Mundell: Deal will be done over new powers post-Brexit

David Mundell has said he expects a deal to be done between the Scottish and UK governments over new powers after Brexit.

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Women clash with Spanish Guardia Civil guards outside a polling station in Sarria de Ter, where the Catalan president is supposed to vote. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Riot police smash way into Catalonia polling station

SPANISH riot police have smashed their way into a polling station in Catalonia where the regional leader was expected to vote in the disputed independence referendum.

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Ruth Davidson on College Green in Westminster. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Leader: Rare chance for Davidson to rebalance the Union

Ruth Davidson hasn’t come away with a startling revelation when she says that the UK is “far too London-centric”.

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Pals act: Johnson puts his arm around Davidson after the EU debate at Wembley Arena in June last year. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Getty

Euan McColm: Ruth Davidson needs to step in if Tories to be saved

Davidson will have to get involved in the leadership battle if only to secure her position in Scotland, writes Euan McColm

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Riga's Old Town. Picture: Getty Images

Scotland needs to ‘go Nordic’ to limit Brexit fallout

Holyrood’s newly-updated Nordic-Baltic policy could be set to boost opportunities in everything from tourism to social security and education.

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Ruth Davidson has called for 'serious people' to take charge of Brexit

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ - Ruth Davidson

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ by holding a snap poll in June according to Ruth Davidson.

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The PM is facing new pressures over Brexit

Theresa May facing ‘renewed pressure’ over Brexit

Theresa May has come under renewed pressure over Brexit on the eve of the Tory Party conference.

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Europe Minister Alasdair Allan, who has said that close relationships between Scotland and its Nordic neighbours have become more important in the wake of Brexit. Picture; PA

Scotland should look to ‘Nordic neighbours’ post-Brexit

Close relationships between Scotland and its Nordic neighbours have become more important in the wake of Brexit, Europe Minister Alasdair Allan said.

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British Secretary of State David Davis.

David Davis: ‘Decisive steps’ forward on Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have said their latest round of talks have made progress, but significant differences remain between the two sides.

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