General Election

General Election

Alice Kinghorn-Gray: Scotland’s democratic deficit must be overcome

Scotland has a long way to go before it can be regarded as truly democratic, writes Alice Kinghorn-Gray

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Philip Hammond insisted the Treasury was not the 'enemy of Brexit'

Philip Hammond hits back at Boris Johnson in Brexit row

Cabinet divisions flared up last night as Chancellor Philip Hammond hit back at Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s accusation that he is leading attempts to undermine Brexit.

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Euan McColm: SNP ignores history with politics of grievance

Last week’s coup de théâtre has boosted nationalist support, but it’s unlikely to bring the dream of independence any closer, writes Euan MCColm.

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SNP MPs pose for a picture following the Westminster walkout last week. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Business leader urges SNP to drop disruption plan

The SNP’s Westminster walkout has triggered a business backlash with a leading figure from Scottish industry calling for a swift end to the Brexit powers dispute.

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Gordon Brown: Independent Scotland brings ‘austerity until doomsday’

Scotland would face “austerity until doomsday” if the country became independent, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said.

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Derek Mackay slams claim independence would bring ‘decade of pain’

Scotland’s Finance Secretary has hit back at claims that independence would result in a “decade of pain” for Scotland.

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Councils are required to plan for the current and future housing needs of the Gypsy/Traveller community but plans for permanent camps and stopping places often meet with local objections. Picture: Steven Brown

Map of stopping-off places would help Gypsy/Traveller community, says MSP

The mapping of stopping-off places would help improve the lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Traveller community, an MSP has said.

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Millionaire Brexit campaigner Arron Banks had a series of undisclosed meetings with Russian embassy officials. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Leave.EU founder Arron Banks denies campaign took Russian money

Prominent Brexiteer Arron Banks has insisted there is no evidence the anti-EU campaign took Russian money as he faces a grilling from MPs.

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Minister resigns to fight for meaningful vote on Brexit

A junior minister has resigned from the government to fight Brexit, saying Theresa May was offering MPs a "fake choice" between a "bad deal or no deal".

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks on Brexit. Picture: Getty Images

More than two thirds of young Scots believe Brexit will be ‘bad’

Under one in ten young people in Scotland think the Brexit vote was a “good result”, research has found.

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Leader comment: Nicola Sturgeon can’t square circle as SNP leader and First Minister

Party faithful told what they want to hear, but conflicting priorities are hard to resolve.

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A float at a recent protest against Brexit sends up members of the Tory Cabinet. Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty

Dani Garavelli: You have been watching… the UK sitcom

From time to time my youngest likes to expound on his theory of the universe. It goes something like this: we are all avatars in a cosmic computer game, being propelled around an infinite screen at the whim of some unseen force who has taken possession of the master controller. We keep on running – taking out other players, levelling up where we can – but eventually, at a predestined time, our luck runs out and we fall lifeless to the ground. It’s a bit nihilistic for one so young, though, in its acceptance of an interventionist Deity, not so very different from Catholicism.

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SNP accused of ‘burying’ Growth Commission at party conference

The SNP has been accused of burying its controversial Growth Commission by making no official plans to debate it on the floor of its party conference this weekend.

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SNP aims to turn ‘hopes for Scotland into reality’ as conference looms

SNP leaders say they will seek to turn their “hopes for Scotland into a reality” with the prospect of a second independence referendum poised to dominate the party conference next week.

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The Scottish Resistance have confirmed Sean Clerkin has been suspended.

Sean Clerkin suspended from Scottish Resistance

Sean Clerkin has been suspended from the Scottish Resistance after he told the Scotsman he would not be campaigning for Scottish independence.

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Theresa May faces fresh criticism from her own party over Brexit negotiations

Theresa May has been hit with fresh Conservative attacks on her leadership as she attempts to steer the UK through Brexit.

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Former Vote Leave chairman Lord Lawson has applied for French residency

Former Vote Leave chairman applies for French residency

A leading Brexit campaigner is applying for his official French residency card.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn told to sack Welsh MPs who want new Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn is facing fresh opposition to his Brexit stance as ten Welsh Labour MPs called for a new referendum.

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‘Brexit is like appeasement of Nazis’, says Remain chief

Brexit has been compared by a leading Remain supporter to appeasement of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

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No Indyref risk to Glasgow as city makes Channel 4 HQ shortlist

Channel 4 will not consider the possibility of a second referendum on Scottish independence when deciding where to relocate, after Glasgow was included in a seven-strong shortlist to host the broadcaster’s new headquarters.

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