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Scotland facing £3.7bn black hole from Brexit shocks

Scotland is facing the prospect of a £3.7 billion public spending black hole as the financial “shocks” of Brexit take their toll, finance experts have warned.

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Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to undertake a tour of Scotland. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn ‘campaigning for change’ ahead of Scotland tour

Jeremy Corbyn said he will be “campaigning for real change” as he prepares to take his UK tour of marginal constituencies to Scotland.

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Two thirds of Scottish votes were 'wasted' say reform campaigners. Picture: Michael Gillen

Two in three Scottish votes ‘wasted’ in general election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to voting reform campaigners.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond (front left) has been accused of caving to hard line Brexiteers. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Philip Hammond accused of caving to hard line Cabinet Brexiteers

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been accused of caving in to hard line Cabinet Brexiteers after accepting Britain will withdraw from the European single market and the customs union when it leaves the EU in 20 months’ time.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell, was speaking at an event for party members before campaigning in the marginal seat of Motherwell and Wishaw. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

John McDonnell: Scots voters can play key role in Labour election win

SCOTTISH voters could play a key role in securing a Labour victory at the next general election, the shadow chancellor John McDonnell has suggested.

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond launches his Fringe show at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: PA

Alex Salmond: Scots will vote for independence within 4 years

Scottish independence has been "inevitable" since the creation of Holyrood two decades ago, Alex Salmond today said.

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Michael Russell called on the UK Government to recognise the bill as drafted cannot proceed.

“Unprecedented” constitutional crisis looms as Brexit talks fail

The Scottish Government last night warned a “unprecedented” constitutional clash with Westminster after talks in Edinburgh failed to break the deadlock over the repatriation of European powers after Brexit.

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John Swinney has insisted it was Michelle Thomson's decision to withdraw from the SNP whip. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nicola Sturgeon: Michelle Thomson situation ‘not easy’ for SNP

Michelle Thomson’s suspension from the SNP was ‘not easy’ for the party, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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RBS is taking steps to prepare for a potential Yes vote in a second referendum. Picture: Jane Barlow

RBS takes steps to prepare for new independence referendum

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is taking steps to prepare for a second referendum on Scottish independence, according to reports.

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EU migrants living in Scotland could sway any future vote on independence. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

EU nationals could hold key to Yes victory in indyref2

European migrants could change the outcome of any future referendum on Scottish independence if its held before Brexit, say experts.

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Countryisde groups have issed Brexit pleas. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Scottish countryside group’s plea against ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit

A countryside organisation has called on the UK Government to avoid a “cliff-edge” Brexit to safeguard the “unique interests of Scottish agriculture”.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said time is running out for Brexit. Picture; PA

Irish PM Leo Varadkar - ‘Time running out on Brexit’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged Northern Ireland’s politicians to resolve their differences and restore powersharing as the Brexit talks enter their crucial stage.

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Director Fergus Linehan is uncertain of the future: Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh International Festival future plans put on hold due to Brexit uncertainty

Fergus Linehan has admitted his plans for future events have had to be put on ice due to uncertainty over the impact of Brexit.

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Angus Robertson was one of 21 SNP MPs to lose their seat at the snap general election in June. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

SNP’s pro-EU stance contributed to general election losses

The SNP’s firm pro-EU stance ahead of the snap general election in June was a significant factor in the party failing to repeat its success at the previous poll in 2015, a report has found.

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Independence supporters at a recent rally in Glasgow

Independence offers ‘business opportunity of a lifetime’

A pro-independence business group has stated that independence offers the ‘business opportunity of a lifetime’ and have urged the SNP to focus on the economy to boost support in the build up to a second referendum.

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SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London.

Ian Blackford: SNP will rebuild independence case

Postponing plans for a second referendum has given the SNP the opportunity to discuss the “fundamentals” of independence, the party’s Westminster leader has said.

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Scotlands Brexit Minister Michael Russell will lead a team of Scottish Government representatives in Cardiff today

Scottish and Welsh ministers to discuss Brexit repeal bill

Scottish and Welsh ministers will meet in Cardiff today to discuss their opposition to the Brexit repeal bill.

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Nicola Sturgeon had described another independence vote as 'highly likely'. Picture: SWNS

Cost of Scottish Government indyref2 consultation revealed

Ministers spent tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money running the public consultation for a second referendum on Scottish independence, internal figures have revealed.

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale meets the party's new MPs following the general election in June. Labour made several gains at the expense of the SNP. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Scottish Labour ‘tacitly helped Tories increase vote share’

Scottish Labour’s campaign strategy ‘tacitly’ helped the Conservatives increase their vote in Scotland at the general election, a report by a left-wing pressure group has found.

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