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Michael Gove: Brexit could boost Scots fishing industry

Leaving the European Union will create a “sea of opportunity” for the fishing industry, the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best prime minister, a poll suggests. Picture; PA

Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May in latest poll

Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best prime minister, a poll suggests.

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SNP want Brexit seat in return for ‘not disrupting UK plans’

The SNP has indicated it will demand a seat at the Brexit negotiations in Brussels in return for ensuring the Scottish Parliament does not disrupt Theresa May’s plans to withdraw Britain from the European Union.

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MSPs will get the chance to vote down key Brexit bills

MSPs will get the chance to vote down key Brexit bills

The UK is heading for a new constitutional crisis after Theresa May confirmed that MSPs are likely to get a vote on the Brexit bill at the heart of the Queen’s Speech.

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Theresa May told Tory donors that although the party had lost its majority, 'at least it had saved the Union'. Picture: Getty Images

Theresa May: ‘At least we may have saved the Union’

Theresa May told a gathering of Tory donors that although their party had lost its majority, there was one upside - it may have saved the Union.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave 10 Downing Street ahead of the Queen's Speech Picture; Getty

Tory manifesto ‘disappeared’ from party’s website before Queen’s Speech

The Conservatives’ 2017 General Election manifesto briefly disappeared from the party’s website ahead of a Queen’s Speech.

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Peers take their seats in the House of Lords before the State Opening Of Parliament. Picture: Getty

Live blog: Queen’s Speech delivered to parliament

Her Majesty will deliver what many expect to be a slimmed down programme for Government after the shock election result.

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SNP announces Westminster front bench team

Stephen Gethins has replaced his ex-boss Alex Salmond as the SNP’s international affairs spokesman at Westminster after the former First Minister lost his seat at the general election.

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A spokesman for the First Minister has said it is likely there will be an independence statement before Partliament recess.

Nicola Sturgeon to outline indyref2 plan before summer recess

Nicola Sturgeon is “likely” to make a statement on plans for a second independence referendum before Holyrood breaks up for the summer, a spokesman has said.

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Now the votes have been counted, Devin Scobie says it's 'essential' for firms to engage with politicians. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Devin Scobie: Building bridges between business and politics

Almost two weeks on from the most unnecessary general ­election of modern times, and as the dust settles, you could be forgiven for thinking, what was that all about?

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The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier apeaks alongside the UK's Brexit minister  David Davis at exit talks yesterday. Picture; Getty

Scotland’s economy: plan to keep EU workers in Scotland revealed

Academics have released a detailed plan for Scotland that could keep EU workers in the country.

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Nicola Sturgeon campaigning ahead of the 2017 general election. The SNP would lose 21 of the 56 seats it won in 2015. Picture: PA

Analysis: Could defeated SNP MPs cause problems for Sturgeon?

Scotland had a coach-load of ex-MPs in 2015, most of them from the Labour party. Now, just over two years later, you could fill at least a minibus of defeated Westminster politicians.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster and MP Nigel Dodds arrive at 10 Downing Street. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

How will a Tory-DUP deal affect Brexit talks?

The water has been poured, the ties straightened and the lengthy binders of documents prepared – yes, Britain’s Brexit negotiations with the European Union are about to get underway.

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Nicola Sturgeon meets new SNP MPs in Westminster. Picutre:Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Nicola Sturgeon: Inclusive approach needed in Brexit talks

Nicola Sturgeon has urged the UK Government to take a more inclusive approach to negotiations on leaving the European Union (EU) as talks get under way in Brussels.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell made the comments as pressure mounts on Nicola Sturgeon to put second referendum plans on the back burner. Picture: John Devlin

David Mundell tells Nicola Sturgeon: Remove indyref2 threat

The Scottish Secretary has said he foresees “no circumstances” for a second Scottish referendum taking place before the 2021 Holyrood elections

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Ian Blackford is the new SNP Westminster leader. Picture: Contributed

SNP Westminster leader: Brexit talks must involve all parties

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has made a final plea for the Conservatives to “reach out to others” before starting Brexit negotiations on Monday.

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Tommy Sheppard has called on the plans to be postponed until after Brexit. Picture: Neil Hanna

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard urges party to ‘park’ indyref2

Pressure on Nicola Sturgeon to outline her position on a second independence referendum is mounting as further senior SNP figures called for the vote to be postponed.

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Councillor Adam McVey of the SNP, left, and Councillor Cammy Day of Labour sign a coalition agreement at the City Chambers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh SNP-Labour coalition is ‘bad deal’ says MSP

Edinburgh’s SNP-Labour coalition deal is under fire before the new administration has even been formally installed.

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The SNP and Labour have signed a formal coaltion deal to form an administration at Edinburgh's City Chambers. Picture: Ian Georgeson

SNP and Labour formally sign coalition deal to run Edinburgh

Labour and the SNP have formally signed a coalition agreement to run the City of Edinburgh Council.

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Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon poses in front of SNP MPs elected in the general election Picture:Taylor/Getty Images

Brian Wilson: Liberation day for Scots fed up of indyref2

Last Thursday’s general election confirmed the political mortality of the SNP and a shift in Scottish politics, writes Brian Wilson.

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