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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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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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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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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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Syrian Kurds wave the Kurdish flag in support of the independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region.  Picture: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Scotland’s Kurdish community gripped by independence referendum

Scotland’s growing Kurdish community has been gripped by the independence referendum in northern Iraq this week and the political fall-out generated.

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn takes a photograph as he listens to speeches during their annual conference at the Brighton Centre. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Leadership rivals clash as Labour risks being ‘branch office’

Scottish Labour risks returning to “branch office” status if the party’s next leader fails to stand up to Jeremy Corbyn and unions are allowed to swing the result, Anas Sarwar has claimed as he clashed with rival Richard Leonard over which candidate is more independent.

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An independent Scotland would have become another Greece, says an expert. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

An independent Scotland faced ‘full-blown currency crisis’

Scotland would have suffered a “full-blown currency crisis” becoming another Greece if the country had voted for independence according to an economics expert and university professor.

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Can Labour really wipe out the SNP in Scotland?

There has been a lot of military language in recent days about how a buoyant Labour party was taking the fight to the SNP.

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Ruth Davidson is said to have supported moderates. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Ruth Davidson ‘backed plot to oust Theresa May’ after election

Ruth Davidson backed a plot to install Amber Rudd as Conservative leader and oust Theresa May in the wake of her election disaster, it has been claimed.

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Kirstene Hairn won Angus for the Conservatives at June's snap election. Picture: Anne Johnston

New Scots Tory MP admits she didn’t vote in EU referendum

One of 12 new Scottish Conservative MPs returned at June’s snap general election has admitted she did not vote in the 2016 EU referendum, despite predicting a Remain victory.

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When will indyref2 come? Nicola Sturgeon admits she ‘doesn’t know’

Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that she does not know when she will call a second Scottish independence referendum.

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Picture: PA

JK Rowling compares Brexit ‘media bias’ claims to Yes campaign

JK Rowling has taken to Twitter to blast a prominent Leave politician who complained of biased Brexit coverage, comparing them to Yes campaigners.

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Willie Rennie address delegates at the Lib Dems conference in Bournmouth. Picture: JP

Lib Dems seek SNP support for second EU referendum ‘on facts’

The Liberal Democrats have called on the SNP to join their campaign for a referendum on the UK’s Brexit deal, the party’s Scottish leader has said.

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David Mundell MP. Picture: Contributed

SNP must ‘decouple’ Brexit from indyref2, says David Mundell

The question of independence needs to be “decoupled” from Brexit, the Scottish Secretary has said.

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Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell. Picture: TSPL

Brexit: SNP hint at support for second EU referendum

The SNP could back a second referendum on whether or not the UK remains in the European Union, a senior Scottish cabinet minister has suggested.

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