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Letters: Ruth Davidson telling Nicola Sturgeon to ‘sit down!’ was disgraceful

Aggressive, truculent and  Thatcher-like? Ruth Davidson’s manner during the Section 30 debate. Photograph: Getty Images

I WATCHED part of the historic debate in Holyrood regarding indyref2, and two points struck me. The first was Ruth Davidson’s disgraceful and patronising “sit down!” comment to Nicola Sturgeon (who is incidentally the First Minister…

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

Angry Salmond: Peaceful indy the perfect brew

Nathaniel Currier's lithograph showing tea being destroyed at Boston harbour

Can Scotland declare independence, like the USA did? - @JulieAir1

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: ScotRef will happen – but what’s at stake is the timing

Yes supporters in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street in 2014. The next vote wont be any less politicised Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

FOR a long time, many media people used to invoke the famous Aberdeen Press and Journal headline on the day after the Titanic disaster to ridicule the parochialism of the Scottish press. “North-east man lost at sea”, it said. Except it didn’t.…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Theresa May admits Scots will know terms of Brexit deal by the time of indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May met in a Glasgow and the First Minister said she was 'at pains' to clarify the Prime Minister's assurances on timescales

A SECOND referendum on Scottish independence came a step closer yesterday, as the Prime Minister told Nicola Sturgeon the terms of Brexit would be known before the spring of 2019.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Better Together set to be rebranded as New Direction

It is believed that Alistair Darling does not want a prominent role this time. Photograph: Gordon Terris

ARE Better Together set to to rebrand as New Direction?

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Kevin McKenna: Ten top tips for the Unionist parties as they lurch into the ScotRef campaign

Kezia Dugdale (right) has grown more and more fretful of a second independence referendum. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

I WORRY about the mental and physical welfare of assorted senior members of the Labour Party in Scotland; I really do. Ever since the end of the first referendum on Scottish independence they have been forming a disorderly queue to reveal their…

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

'The people of Scotland are sovereign' - MSPs give Sturgeon mandate for second referendum on independence

'The people of Scotland are sovereign' - MSPs give Sturgeon mandate for second referendum on independence

MSPs have voted  69 to 59 to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum on Scottish independence before the UK leaves the EU.

5:25pm Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sturgeon: We stand in solidarity with London

Addressing MSPs in the chamber, the FM said: 'Above all, we stand in solidarity with London — a vibrant, diverse, wonderful city that will never be cowed by mindless acts of violence'

NICOLA Sturgeon used a sombre session of First Minister’s Questions yesterday to send a message of support to Londoners saying Scotland “stands in solidarity” with them.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

Scottish police worried about lack of resources to prevent a terrorist attack

The General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation believes police in Scotland lack sufficient resources. Photograph: Colin Mearns

SCOTLAND’S police officers are worried they do not have the resources to prevent a terrorist attack, the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation has claimed.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: Don't let Ruth Davidson fool you ... her Tories are still heartless and nasty

Ruth Davidson’s right-on liberal leadership style is an attempt to mask the truth about her party

ON the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington reputedly muttered to himself after his surveying his own troops, “I don’t know about the enemy but they sure scare the hell out of me”.

12:00am Monday 6 March 2017
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