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Extremist's claim of supporting independence dismissed as a 'cheap gimmick' by MP

Dowson established the Patriot News Agency to help elect Trump by spreading ‘devastating anti-Clinton, pro-Trump memes’   Photograph: David Gillanders

IT’S the intervention nobody on the Yes side will want: Jim Dowson, hard line Orangeman, militant anti-abortionist, founder of the far-right Britain First, and the man The New York Times claims was responsible for the fake news campaign that helped…

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

May's Brexit trigger will come day after Holyrood vote on independence referendum

Sturgeon: Expected to win vote

A HOLYROOD vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum will take place next Tuesday – the day before Theresa May launches the formal process to take the UK out of the European Union.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

Letetrs I: Rugby has lost one of its original principles

Rugby originally accommodated all types of physique

YOUR exceptional sports columnist Martin Hannan is, as usual, spot on in his assessment of modern international rugby (Scots shine in a game for giants, The National, March 21). It has become a game for the physically exceptional; for giants.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Rab Wilson: There’s mony possible weys forrit fir oor kintra

Winnie Ewing won the wattershed victory fur the SNP in 1967

THAT I for Poor Auld Scotland’s Sake … Lik the feck o Scots patriots ah wis fully in support o Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement last week that there wid be anither independence referendum. It fairly left Theresa “Thatcher Lite” May…

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

LIVE BLOG: Scottish Parliament debate on calling for a second referendum

Photo Credit: Gordon Terris/The Herald

1:59pm Tuesday 21 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: This is a time to be bold, not cautious – we can win in 2019

In 2011 the then Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie urged Alex Salmond to take a 'brave pill and get on with the referendum'

WELL, what a week it has been. Writing a column amidst a political atmosphere that changes faster than the Scottish weather is a bit of a challenge. But looking back can help to put things in context and make some sense of tumultuous times.

12:00am Monday 20 March 2017

Letters II: GERS figures mean nothing when it comes to EU success criteria

North Sea oil is not worthless

IT was good of Les Reid to point out that Scotland doesn’t meet the EU accession criteria (Letters, March 18) as our deficit is more than three times over the limit set. Such stark warnings are timely as Scotland faces the prospect of another…

12:00am Monday 20 March 2017

Angry Salmond: It’ll be ‘taps aff’ every day once we’re out of the UK

We'll put a wind turbine on every hole of Donald Trump's golf courses

When we have independence, can we buy a really big “good weather machine”? – @petercraig15357

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Kevin McKenna: Pitiful, pointless Labour keep fighting the wrong enemy

In the past 12 months, Kezia Dugdale and Jeremy Corbyn have signalled they have no issue with the prospect of another referendum on Scottish independence

AS ALMOST every speech made by a Labour MSP at Holyrood yesterday turned into an anti-Nationalist harangue it was as though this once-proud party was pronouncing its own death rites.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Lesley Riddoch: ScotRef debate needs to find an injection of vision in the near future

SNP MSPs were puzzlingly quiet at the debate on a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday. Some dynamism needs to be found again, and soon, as does the spark to rebut dodgy Tory lines on independence  Photograph: Jeff J Mitche

I WAS in Northern Ireland yesterday — a strange location given the independence debate in Edinburgh and the sudden outbreak of violence at Westminster.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017
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