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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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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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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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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 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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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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Brexit Secretary David Davis. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

House of Lords bids to disrupt Brexit over ‘power grab’ fear

The UK is sinking deeper into an unfolding constitutional crisis, the Scottish Government’s Brexit spokesman warned as peers prepared to take on Downing Street over its plans for devolution after the country leaves the EU.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appearing on The Andrew Marr Show. Picture: Getty/BBC

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn rules out second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit amid fresh calls for a new poll.

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Philip Hammond: Brexit deal won’t be agreed before Commons vote

Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested Britain and the European Union will not finalise proposals for a trade deal before MPs have voted on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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Catalonia's new parliament has elected a speaker. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Independence push surges ahead as Catalonia parliament elects speaker

Catalonia’s new parliament has elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing the push for independence for Spain’s northeastern region will go ahead.

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Former Scottish Government minister Alex Neil voted leave in the EU referendum. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Ex-SNP minister says Scottish Government Brexit figures are ‘dubious’

A senior figure in the SNP has questioned Scottish Government analysis which found a so-called ‘no deal’ Brexit would cost Scotland £12.7 billion a year by 2030, describing such forecasts as “very, very dubious”.

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Adam Tomkins. Picture: PA.

Senior Scottish Tory warns Brexit row could end up in court

The Scottish and UK governments could end up at the Supreme Court to settle rows about who has authority over devolved powers returning from Brussels after Brexit, a senior Scottish Tory has said.

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Brexit: Britain could access single market at ‘substantial’ cost

David Davis is holding a string of meetings in Germany to win over support for favourable post-Brexit trade terms amid claims Berlin is considering backing privileged access in return for payments to Brussels.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Picture: PA Wire

‘Do your job’, SNP tells David Mundell in Brexit row

The UK Government says it will “intensify” Brexit talks with devolved administrations following a row over its failure to meet a commitment to amend legislation at the heart of ‘power grab’ claims.

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Brexit: David Mundell facing claims he misled Commons over Withdrawal Bill

Scottish Secretary David Mundell is facing claims that he misled the Commons after it emerged controversial Brexit legislation at the centre of claims of a Westminster “power grab” will not be amended until it reaches the Lords.

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Nicola Sturgeon hits out at David Davis’ ‘moaning’ over Brexit no deal

Nicola Sturgeon has labelled the Brexit Secretary’s “moaning” as “extraordinary” after his letter to Theresa May was made public.

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Brexit: SNP to host Westminster summit on single market membership

The SNP is to host a cross-party summit at the Houses of Parliament on retaining UK membership of the single market and customs union.

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Nicola Sturgeon says she plans a second referendum when Brexit terms are clear

Nicola Sturgeon calls on ‘assertive Scots spirit’ for indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon has called for a new spirit of “Scottish assertiveness” in the year ahead as she insisted the prospect of independence remains an option to avoid the “horror” of a hard Brexit.

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