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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

Pension expert Steven Webb proposes ‘middle-way’ to save £3bn a year

Steven Webb says his plan would control costs and give pension rises to those most in need

A FORMER pensions minister who was one of those behind the introduction of the triple-lock policy has called for a revamp that could save £3 billion a year.

12:10am 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

LIVE: Scottish Parliament debate on the rape clause and family cap

Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The Scottish Parliament is debating whether to oppose the UK Government’s imposition of the two-child limit on child tax credits and universal credit, and to condemn the disgraceful and repugnant "rape clause".

2:20pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Montenegro: Russia suffers defeat as parliament votes to join Nato

Pro-Russian groups burned a Nato flag in protest against the decision

LEGISLATORS in Montenegro have ratified the membership treaty with Nato, taking a historic turn towards the West despite protests from Russia and the pro-Russian opposition.

6:03pm Friday 28 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

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launches crowdfunded tactical voting push

Gina Miller’s Best for Britain campaign has raised £300,000 through crowdfunding

REMAINER supporters must vote tactically in the “most important election for a generation”, anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller said yesterday.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017

Ruth Davidson caught breaking parliamentary rules to promote the Tory party

Pic: Gordon Terris/The Herald

Ruth Davidson is to be probed by Holyrood bosses after she was caught campaigning on the Scottish Parliamentary estate in breach of strict rules.

1:27pm Friday 28 April 2017
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