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FMQs: MSP claims youths had more opportunities under Thatcher than SNP

Nicola Sturgeon has been told that people growing up in the Margaret Thatcher era had more opportunities than children growing up under her “negligent” Scottish Government.

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Nicola Sturgeon horrified by photo of ‘whistleblower taped to chair’

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “absolutely horrified” by an image of a woman taped to a chair and gagged at a Scottish Government body.

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SNP Growth Commission report: What we know so far

The long-awaited report from the SNP’s Growth Commission is due to be published on Friday. What it says is likely to inform the constitutional debate for the next 12 months and beyond, writes Chris McCall

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Refugees in Scotland to be given right to vote

Refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland will be able to vote under new plans being put forward at Holyrood.

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Independence would see Scots £4,000 richer, claims SNP report

Scots will be around £4,000 better off in an independent Scotland, according to a much-anticipated SNP economic report due to be published tomorrow.

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New laws to demand 90% emission cut in Scotland by 2050

Scotland is to legislate for tougher action on climate change, with ministers proposing new laws that would require emissions to be cut by 90% by 2050.

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More EU nationals choosing to live in Scotland despite Brexit

The number of EU nationals choosing to live in Scotland rose significantly last year despite the uncertainty of post-Brexit immigration laws, official figures have revealed.

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Darren McGarvey's book Poverty Safari has been nominated for the Orwell Prize. Picture: John Devlin

Darren McGarvey: A journey from wits’ end to Orwell Prize nomination

Something incredible happened to me last week. It was one of those rare moments in life when you experience the surreal feeling of genuinely believing you may be dreaming.

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Emma Bryson. 'Photo: John Millard/Scotsman

Rape victim set to push justice secretary for law change

A woman whose alleged rapist escaped prosecution is set to meet the justice secretary as she campaigns to have the centuries-old legal principle of corroboration scrapped.

A group of young women hug during the 'Manchester Together - With One Voice' tribute concert on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 22 people in the city  (Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Bill Jamieson: Terror attacks have changed Britain

The way we grieve major tragedies has altered radically since the Aberfan disaster in 1966, writes Bill Jamieson.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney said he was open to rethinking the tests for primary one pupils (Picture: PA)

Leader comment: Testing P1 pupils must be stopped if it is ‘abuse’

Educationalists have suggested putting primary one children through tests in literacy and numeracy skills is “tantamount ... to abuse”.

It's definitely all over now: England celebrate winning the 1966  World Cup final (Picture: Allsport Hulton/Archive)

Kenny MacAskill: It’s not racist for Scots not to support England

The fitba season’s no sooner over than the World Cup begins, for some a nightmare, others a joy. Politicians are wading in and the demands to know which side you’re supporting are starting. But, it’s a game, not diplomacy or war by another name, though with some folk you’d never know.

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Donald Trump 'cheats like hell' at golf according to a 15-time LPGA tour winner (Picture: John Devlin)

Leader comment: The Scotsman finds Donald Trump’s perfect golf partner

There surely will be no shortage of takers. Who could possibly turn down the chance to play golf against a serving US President?

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Tom Peterkin: Get ready, it’s indyref Groundhog Day again

Nicola Sturgeon must hope Growth Commission paper rises to the economic challenge, writes Tom Peterkin.

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Yulia Skripal: My recovery has been "slow and painful"

Yulia Skripal: My recovery has been "slow and painful"

The daughter of a Russian double agent who was poisoned alongside her father has spoken of her "slow and extremely painful" recovery and her wish to return to her native Russia.

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Theresa May brands SNP ‘appalling’ in Marks & Spencer Union flag row

Theresa May has said it is “frankly appalling” that the SNP “bullied” Marks and Spencer over its move to brand Scottish produce as British and put the Union Jack on packaging.

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Scotland's Brexit minister Mike Russell.

No breakthrough yet in Brexit powers dispute, MSPs told

Theresa May’s de-facto deputy has failed to respond to an “urgent” call from Scottish ministers to come to Holyrood to try to end the dispute over Brexit powers.

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John Swinney to look again at Primary One school testing regime

Education secretary John Swinney has indicated that he may rethink the testing regime for the youngest pupils in Scotland amid concerns from teachers.

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Separate Scottish currency could cost as much as £300bn

A leading macroeconomist has warned that a separate currency in an independent Scotland would need to be backed by billions in foreign exchange reserves to protect it from economic shocks and speculators.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Ruth Davidson should not be allowed to marry

Leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has reaffirmed his opposition to gay marriage by arguing that Ruth Davidson should not be allowed to marry her partner.

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