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Warning signal: Sturgeon puts Scotland on red alert to fight Tory upsurge

Nicola Sturgeon responded strongly to a poll suggesting the Tories could be on course for their strongest performance in Scotland since the 1970s    Photograph: Getty

THE First Minister has issued a red alert to voters in Scotland after polls forecast a Tory resurgence north of the Border in the snap General Election.

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

Letters I: The anti-SNP vote should be careful what it wishes for

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected the idea of an alliance with the SNP

JEREMY Corbyn has ruled out forming an alliance government with the SNP should the Tories not have their predicted overall majority in Westminster after the General Election (Nicola Sturgeon: Tory attempt to block indyref2 will ‘crumble to dust’ if…

12:00am Friday 21 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls on Scotland to reinforce her mandate for indyref2 in the upcoming election

Nicola Sturgeon said the vote gives Scotland an opportunity to reject the Tory agenda

NICOLA Sturgeon last night warned Theresa May her decision to call a snap election is a “huge political miscalculation” which could strengthen the case for a second independence referendum.

12:00am Wednesday 19 April 2017

Alex Salmond claims Theresa May called snap election because Tories thought they would lose MPs to the election scandal

Alex Salmond, MP for Gordon, addresses the Commons Chamber

FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of calling a General Election because she feared criminality in the Tory Party would lose her MPs and control of Parliament.

12:00am Saturday 22 April 2017

Alex Salmond: May knew she was going to lose Tory MPs to the expenses scandal ... that's the real reason we're having an election

Jeremy Corbyn would have set the scene for the disintegration of this hard right, hard Brexit Government

SOMEWHERE in an alternative and better universe Jeremy Corbyn got to his feet in the Commons last Wednesday and spoke the following words: “I’ve listened carefully to the Prime Ministers reasons for bringing this motion to the House today and I…

12:00am Saturday 22 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland faces a choice between us or an unfettered, out-of-control Tory government

Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister's Questions Photograph: PA

VOTERS in Scotland will have to choose between the SNP or the Tories, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned yesterday, describing Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming Prime Minister as “pie in the sky”.

12:00am Friday 21 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Tory attempt to block indyref2 will 'crumble to dust' if SNP win election

Nicola Sturgeon said she would be willing to work with others to keep the Tories out of Downing Street. Photograph: PA

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the SNP getting more seats than the Tories in Scotland would mean May’s objections to a second independence referendum would “crumble to dust”.

12:00am Thursday 20 April 2017

Sturgeon: This is an election about standing up for Scotland ... we must reject the Tories

May calls snap UK General Election for June 8

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.

11:19am Tuesday 18 April 2017

Letters I: UK and US are not alone when it comes to meddling in the Middle East

The Middle East has, with the exception of Israel, no tradition of democracy

I RESPOND to your correspondents Peter Craigie and G Foulis (Letters, The National, April 12 as follows: I agree with Peter Craigie that the UK, US and other Western powers have been, at times, duplicitous in their dealings with Arab and Middle Eastern…

12:00am Saturday 22 April 2017

Alex Salmond: We have six weeks to demonstrate that Scotland will not bend the knee to Prime Ministerial diktat

House of Commons votes to accede to Prime Minister's wishes for a snap election that is to the benefit of no one but Brexiteers

THE UK as a political entity is notoriously difficult to change.

12:00am Friday 21 April 2017
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