General Election

General Election

Major survey finds Remain would win second Brexit referendum

Britain would vote by a narrow margin to remain in the EU if another referendum were held next week, according to a major UK-wide survey of more than 200,000 people.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street to attend parliament. Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth

Theresa May could keep UK in customs union amid Brexit pressure

Theresa May could bow to Parliamentary pressure to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.

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Vince Cable urged Nicola Sturgeon to put the 'national interest' first. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

A referendum Sturgeon should find hard to refuse

For the majority of people in Scotland the Brexit referendum was a bit of a mystery.

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David Cameron said being prime minister was "a hard enough job without your predecessor giving you a running commentary". Picture: John Devlin

David Cameron: Calling a referendum on the EU was the right choice

Former prime minister David Cameron has said he does not regret calling the referendum that triggered Brexit, despite believing the UK made the wrong decision.

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David Mundell said discussions would 'go to the wire'. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Secretary David Mundell confident Brexit deal can be reached

The Scottish Secretary has said he remains confident a deal can be reached with the devolved governments over key Brexit legislation.

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Alfonso Valero: Clara Ponsati is no freedom-fighting underdog

Even though I have been living in Britain for more than a decade, I have a rather limited knowledge of the history of this country. Yes, I have watched the epics (historical films and series) and I have visited the landmarks, but this can hardly allow me to discuss the historical background of the politics of today.

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The conservation work, coordinated by Historic Environment Scotland, began in October after routine monitoring revealed urgent ceiling repairs were required to the category A listed Georgian building

First Minister’s residence restoration completed at cost of £504k

The restoration of the First Minister’s grade A listed official residence has been completed at a cost of £504,216 to the taxpayer.

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Young Eastern Europeans report racism after EU vote

Half of young Eastern Europeans living in Scotland and England have experienced a rise in racism and xenophobia since the Brexit vote, according to research published today.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Picture: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Hungarian populist prime minister Viktor Orban wins new term

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban said his “decisive” re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won on Sunday were “an opportunity to defend Hungary.”

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Pro-independence march ‘to bring Glasgow to a standstill’

Organisers of a pro-independence rally have promised to bring Scotland’s biggest city to a ‘standstill’ next month.

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An estimated 9,000 employers will submit details of their gender pay gap to the Government. Pic: PA

Gender pay gap: What happens to firms that miss deadline?

At 11.59pm on Wednesday, the deadline will pass for an estimated 9,000 employers to submit details of their gender pay gap to the Government - but what happens to those that break the law and miss it?

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Charles Livingstone: Law changes on Brexit will have significant impact

The most recent headlines on the UK-EU Brexit negotiations suggest progress on both transition and the future relationship, but agreement on the allocation of EU powers between the UK and Scottish Parliaments remains elusive. Businesses in Scotland, particularly those operating UK-wide, should be following those discussions at least as closely as the main Brexit negotiations.

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Former education minister Clara Ponsati greets supporters outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court after she was released on bail last Wednesday. Picture: 'Jane Barlow

Dani Garavelli: Playing politics with Catalan’s human rights

Sometimes international stories and our reaction to them can act as a mirror, reflecting our best and worst traits back at us. That certainly seems to be true of the Spanish government’s treatment of the Catalan independence movement and specifically its attempt to extradite Clara Ponsati, professor of economics at St Andrews University and former education minister in the Catalan government, back to Spain.

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Matt Tonroe. Picture: MOD

British soldier who died fighting ISIS in Syria named

Tributes have been paid to a “daring and fearless” British soldier killed while on an anti-Islamic State operation in Syria.

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The traditional method casting votes in person at a polling station is unchanged in more than a century. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Electronic voting systems could replace paper ballots in Scotland

It’s one of the few traditions in British life that has remained unchanged for more than a century. Whenever an election is called, voters head for polling places held in schools, community centres, church halls and the like.

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Video: Who is Clara Ponsati?

The St Andrews professor has begun her legal fight against extradition for her role in the Catalan independence referendum.

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From financial regulation to the Irish border, by way of fishing quotas and farm subsidies, negotiators face a busy few months ahead. Picture: Getty

Brexit: 10 big questions needing answered on Britain’s exit

From the Northern Ireland issue to control of British waters, Paris Gourtsoyannis examines the big questions that still need answered during the Brexit talks.

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It is a year until the UK leaves the EU. Picture: Getty

Bill Jamieson: A year to go, why Brexit break-up is hardest thing to do

How on earth did we get to this?

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Tony Blair says ‘more likely’ now Brexit could be stopped

Tony Blair says ‘more likely’ now Brexit could be stopped

Former prime minister Tony Blair said he believed it was “more likely” now that Brexit could be stopped.

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The cost of food could rise if the final Brexit deal means a "divergence" from EU internal market rules

Post-Brexit food price hike warning amid UK single market fears

Scots face the prospect of further food price hikes if the final Brexit deal means a “divergence” from internal market rules in the EU or across the UK.

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