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Plea to indy parties: Manifestos should insist votes mean support for #ScotRef

SIC convener Elaine C Smith

ALL political parties supporting independence should include in their manifesto that a return of a majority of Indy MPs would show “explicit and undeniable” support for a mandate to hold a second referendum, according to the Scottish Independence…

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Scottish Affairs Committee meets major players in Brussels for insight into post-Brexit relationships

Pete Wishart said the committee was focusing on 'the central issue that faces the UK and Scotland after June 8'

MEMBERS of the Scottish Affairs Committee are in Brussels for meetings with major players in the Brexit negotiations – a visit aimed at giving them an insight into possible scenarios for Scotland’s future relationship with Europe.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Jeremy Corbyn asks Scots to help his Labour party banish 'vicious' Tories

Jeremy Corbyn was addressing the STUC conference in Aviemore

SCOTS voters have been urged by Jeremy Corbyn to help Labour get rid of the “vicious” Tory government.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Back In The Day: The shameful dying days of Scotland's independence before the Act of Union

An 1809 engraving shows Scottish nobleman James Douglas, the 2nd Duke  of Queensberry, presenting the Act of Union to Queen Anne  in 1707

IT was the final year of an independent Scotland – at least until the next referendum – but the full story of the 12 months or so leading up to May 1, 1707, is rarely told to Scots.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Carolyn Leckie: There’s a referendum to win after June’s election

Harold Wilson speaking at a rally in Glasgow on May 5 1974

THE Prime Minister’s startling announcement on Tuesday and the subsequent flurry of opinion polls this weekend certainly verifies the well-worn cliché, coined more than half a century ago by Harold Wilson. A week is indeed a long time in politics.

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

Letters Special: Readers react to Theresa May's General Election announcement

Will Theresa May live to regret the gamble she is taking as far as Scotland is concerned

SO “now is not the time” for divisive actions which are designed to tear the country apart at a point when the whole nation is pulling together to get the best deal from Brexit.

12:00am Wednesday 19 April 2017

Letters II: The last thing we need now is another Holyrood election

Nicola Sturgeon already has a mandate, another one isn't needed   Photograph: PA

I DISAGREE with Donald Anderson’s suggestion that Nicola Sturgeon should “set the heather on fire by declaring for a Holyrood election” (Letters, April 22). I understand his sentiment but in my opinion it would be a huge tactical error as Holyrood…

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

Letters I: Larger Tory majority is a threat to all our progress

Theresa May launched an 'unnecessary' election campaign earlier in the week. Photograph: Getty

THERESA May has set in motion an election as soon as her present government with its slim majority was awarded unprecedented powers by Parliament in the Article 50 Act, in order to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations.

12:00am Thursday 20 April 2017

Kevin McKenna: It’s going to be a super-election – and a straight choice between the SNP and the Tories

At the weekend, Theresa May told us during her Easter message that God was in favour of Brexit

AS any biblical scholar will tell you many of the crucial events recorded in Holy Scripture tended to occur in twos. The animals went in to the ark two by two; the commandments were written on two tablets of stone and the bible was split into the Old…

12:00am Wednesday 19 April 2017

Ivan McKee: Despite claiming to be friends of business the Tory government sows uncertainty at every turn

In the past three months, 16,000 jobs have been created in Scotland

THE UK is in chaos – time to put economic certainty back in Scotland’s future. Remember the heady days of last week when all we had to worry about was leaving the European Union? And before June last year when all we had to worry about was…

12:00am Friday 21 April 2017
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