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Blow to Unionists as 51% of Scots back independence in new poll

A majority of Scots also said that the country would be independent within 15 years

MOST voters north of the Border back independence, according to a Panelbase poll.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters I: Theresa May ‘most in touch’ with Scots voters? Nonsense

Theresa May on the campaign trail with West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine General Election candidate Andrew Bowie in Banchory

IT was intriguing to hear Ruth Davidson claim that a recent YouGov poll indicating the Tories are on 28 per cent support in Scotland was a sign that Prime Minister May was apparently “more in touch with the people of Scotland than Nicola…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

SNP adviser Miriam Brett to stand against Alistair Carmichael for Orkney and Shetland

Miriam Brett has pledged to oppose Tory austerity if elected

SHE is a 25-year-old Shetlander and senior economic adviser to the SNP’s Westminster group, who is having her first crack at a parliamentary seat; he is a 51-year-old one-time Scottish Secretary who, in court, was branded a liar for his role in the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

George Kerevan: The dog-whistle campaigning of Lynton Crosby shows a weak Tory leader

Election strategist Lynton Crosby was knighted by David Cameron for his work on the 2015 General Election campaign

STRONG, stable leadership? I know you are already sick of the Tory mantra for this General Election. This vacuous phrase bears the fingerprints of Lynton Crosby (aka the “Wizard of Oz”), the Australian election strategist appointed to run the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters II: The state pension is just one of many contributory benefits

Theresa May has refused to guarantee the future of the 'triple lock' on pensions

JIM Taylor’s response to my letter is, like all his letters, informative and thought-provoking (Letters, The National, April 29). But I have to take issue with him once again over his argument that, because of its historical contractual basis,…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Carolyn Leckie: Ruth Davidson needs to stop talking about independence and get on with the day job

Ruth Davidson, left, and Theresa May, right, have been campaigning together in Scotland ahead of the UK General Election

INTOXICATED with her surge in the opinion polls, Ruth Davidson has been in full splenetic flow of late. This week she accused the First Minister of a “whopper” and of “treating the electorate as fools”.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Stirling Roadshow: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits council battleground to warn against Tory council austerity

From left to right: Campaigner Morag Fulton, Fearne Boulton, 9, Nicola Sturgeon, and Cerys Teven, 10

NICOLA Sturgeon turned up in Stirling, one of Scotland’s key SNP battlegrounds, yesterday, looking to give her SNP candidates a big boost ahead of the local elections next week, and as The National Roadshow arrived in the city.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon says the Tories are selling out Scotland's fishing industry at fiery FMQs exchange

Nicola Sturgeon pointed out that fishermen were seen as ‘expendable’ by the Tories. Photograph: Gordon Terris

RUTH Davidson was accused of selling out Scotland’s fishermen yesterday during a heated session of First Minister’s Questions that was dominated by Europe and the election.

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon warns poorest will pay the highest price for a Tory victory in the General Election

The SNP leader was addressing the STUC conference at Aviemore

FIRST minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the price Scots will pay for voting Tory at this General Election will be higher than ever ... and will fall more heavily on the poor.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon describes 'national scandal' of Tory attacks on state pension provision

Nicola Sturgeon was on the local election campaign trail in Stirling yesterday with local MSP Bruce Crawford, pictured here in the Burgh Coffeehouse Photograph: Robert Perry

NICOLA Sturgeon has described the Tory Government’s attack on state pensions as “a national scandal” and warned that the Tories would use an election victory to betray pensioners yet again.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017
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