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Russia: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested in Moscow protest

Alexei Navalny, centre, was arrested in Moscow walking to the protest in Pushkin Square

RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested as thousands of people crowded into a Moscow square for an unsanctioned protest against the government.

4:40pm Sunday 26 March 2017

Only a quarter of Scots trust UK Government to do best for Scotland, survey finds

Confidence in the current UK Government, led by Theresa May, is low. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

JUST a quarter of people in Scotland trust the UK Government to work in the best interests of the country, according to the latest findings in the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

New staff needed to implement financial powers, watchdog warns Government

Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland

A WATCHDOG has warned that the Scottish Government could struggle to recruit the skilled staff needed to implement its new financial powers.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

UK Government "forgot" to tell Scotland the date Article 50 will be triggered

Brexit Minister Michael Russell makes a statement on Article 50 at Holyrood tuesday Pic Gordon Terris/The Herald

SCOTLAND'S Brexit minister has criticised the UK Government after claiming Tory politicians in London "forgot" to inform Scotland of the date when Article 50 will be triggered.

5:03pm Monday 20 March 2017

May dialogue win - let the ballot boxes decide

Catalalonia wants the Spanish government to talk about a referendum, as Scotland and the UK did for the 2014 poll

In a democracy the right to refuse all dialogue does not exist. We are already seated at the table ready for dialogue. How long before they arrive? What is more: will they even come?

3:08pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

Brexit process ‘will leave little time for other domestic legislation’

The government may have to pass as many as 15 Brexit-related laws

THE UK Government faces having to pass as many as 15 Brexit-related laws over the next few years, leaving “very little space” for other legislation, a report has warned.

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Wee Ginger Dug: Speaking up will stop us being spoken down to

Gordon Brown has intervened ... again

ACCORDING to Mike Russell, the SNP’s Minister for Dealing with David Davis, the Scottish Government only discovered Theresa May is due to trigger Article 50 because they saw it on the BBC. There was no communication via Westminster’s official…

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Fiona Hyslop: Why we cannot give up on 60 years of shared ties with the European Community

In 1957, then mayor of Rome Umberto Tupini (standing at center right) addressed delegates of six west European nations: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg

SIXTY years ago today, in a Europe still healing from the division and economic scars of the Second World War, the signing of the Treaty of Rome laid the foundations for the sustainable peace we all enjoy today. What for centuries had been an…

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s future should be the people’s choice

Nicola Sturgeon said voters in Scotland should be given an alternative to Theresa May’s hard Brexit

NICOLA Sturgeon has said preventing Holyrood from holding an independence referendum before the UK leaves the European Union would be “democratically indefensible” if the move is backed by a majority of MSPs.

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Wee Ginger Dug: No, Gaelic is not part of a nationalist conspiracy

Gaelic signs are clearly the cause of potholes on Scotland’s roads. Photograph: Chris James

THERE’S something about Scottish languages that causes an outbreak of instant hysteria amongst Unionists. I write a lot about politics, and naturally that attracts criticism and abuse on social media, but it is nothing compared to the abuse you…

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017
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