General Election

General Election

Brexiteers’ ‘provocative’ for undermining Northern Ireland peace deal

The Taoiseach has said he is trying to defend the Good Friday Agreement from some Brexiteers who are seeking to undermine it.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton (right) celebrates becoming an MSP in 2016 at his office in Corstorphine with Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, then Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and former party leader Menzies Campbell. Picture: Greg Macvean

Lib Dems investigated over Holyrood election spending

The Liberal Democrats are being investigated by Scottish electoral authorities over an allegation the party failed to accurately report its spending during the last Holyrood election.

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Ruth Davidson could oppose the UK Government's eventual Brexit deal

Ruth Davidson ready to defy UK Government on Brexit

Ruth Davidson has warned she is ready to  oppose a bad Brexit deal which would be damaging to Scotland's interest.

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From Nicola Sturgeon's point 'of view, the level-headed Angus Robertson will be a hard act to follow as deputy leader. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Euan McColm: Hats in the ring spoil Sturgeon high wire act

When the SNP’s membership began soaring after defeat for the Yes campaign in 2014’s independence referendum, not everyone in the party was thrilled.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 17. Picture; Getty

‘Do not block post-Brexit security deal’ warns Theresa May

Theresa May will urge Brussels to ignore the rule book and do whatever it takes to ensure the security of Europe is protected after Brexit.

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Angela Merkel: wants to know more about UK's plans. Picture: AP

Angela Merkel: Germany ‘deplores’ Brexit but ‘curious’ about approach

German chancellor Angela Merkel has told Theresa May that Germany “deplores” Brexit but insisted she is is “curious” about the UK’s approach to Brexit.

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‘Time is running out’ warns Angela Merkel ahead of Brexit talks with Theresa May

Theresa May is to hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing impatience among EU leaders at the UK’s reluctance to spell out its goals in the Brexit negotiations.

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Most UK firms want to stay in customs union survey finds

Most British firms want the UK to remain in the customs union after Brexit, a survey has indicated.

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Corbyn appears to have absented himself from the debate, leaving it to Nicola Sturgeon to challenge the strategy of Theresa May's government. Picture: 'Ian Forsyth/Getty

Euan McColm: Corbyn’s £3 radicals should demand a refund

Whether it’s calculation or incompetence, the opposition’s failure to lay a finger on the Brexit cabal will be disastrous for us all, says Euan McColm

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell. Picture: SWNS

Scottish Secretary criticised over ‘silence’ on Brexit papers

The Scottish Secretary has been criticised for his “deafening silence” over leaked Brexit impact papers.

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Brexit: ‘no deal would cut Scottish GDP growth by 9%’

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would cut growth in Scottish economic output by 9%, according to leaked UK Government analysis.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis' Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) is not ready for the challenges ahead, a new report has warned. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Brexit: UK Government ‘too slow to prepare for challenges’

Government departments have been “too slow” to begin practical preparations to get the country ready for Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned.

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Female MSPs gather at Holyrood to mark the 100th anniversary of women first getting the vote. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Campaigners call for law to boost female political representation

Legislation is required to ensure political parties select equal numbers of male and female candidates at elections, campaigners have said.

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Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon demands ‘urgent and meaningful’ role in talks

Nicola Sturgeon has demanded “urgent and meaningful” discussion with the devolved administrations on the direction of the Brexit negotiations.

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A demo on Princes Street in 1909. Picture: Edinburgh Libraries

Richard Leonard: Hardie’s spirit lives on in equality battle

It was in 1905 when the London publishers WS Stead rolled a new pamphlet off the printing press, in the sure knowledge that it would upset not only the rich and powerful of the Edwardian era, but likely anger working class men too – should they ever get the opportunity to read it.

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Brexit tops list of issues worrying Scots

More than half of Scots think Brexit is the biggest issue facing Britain, a major survey has found.

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John Swinney fails to reach deal over Brexit ‘power grab’ impasse

The constitutional stand-off between Holyrood and Westminster over a Brexit “power grab” deepened last night after Scottish ministers dismissed crunch talks in Edinburgh aimed at resolving the situation as “meaningless”.

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Brexit minister fuels conspiracy about 'rogue' civil servants

Brexit minister fuels conspiracy about 'rogue' civil servants

A UK Government minister has fuelled speculation about a civil service conspiracy to undermine Brexit from the House of Commons despatch box, to the visible discomfort of his boss.

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Edinburgh MP labels UK’s Brexit strategy ‘a disaster in slow motion’

An SNP MP has likened the Government’s Brexit strategy to a train running onto a half-collapsed bridge in a spaghetti western.

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