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Thousands protest against Tommy Robinson ‘Brexit betrayal’ march

A so-called Brexit betrayal march led by controversial activist Tommy Robinson was “vastly” outnumbered by counter-demonstrators, opposition organisers said. The English Defence League (EDL) founder and Ukip members marched with supporters through the...

Scotsman, Sunday, 16:25
 
Theresa May cuts a lonely figure as crucial Brexit vote looms

Theresa May cuts a lonely figure as crucial Brexit vote looms

There is not much uniting the Conservatives at present, but on one issue everybody is agreed. Theresa May has to try something to avoid risking a humiliating defeat in Tuesday night’s Brexit vote. What is surprising senior insiders is that so far, the...

Guardian, Sunday, 15:35
 
'I don't like Brussels telling us what to do': how Ashfield feels about Brexit now

'I don't like Brussels telling us what to do': how Ashfield feels about Brexit now

“I feel sorry for our prime minister because she’s been such a staunch woman. She’s stuck it out. She is a British bulldog.” Linda Williams is among a group of lively older women putting the world to rights over their knitting, in a cheerfully lit...

Guardian, Sunday, 14:37
 

David Mundell: I would not serve in Boris Johnson’s cabinet

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has revealed he would not be in Boris Johnson’s cabinet if the former foreign secretary became prime minister. Mr Mundell, who has served under both David Cameron and Theresa May, said his disagreements with the...

Scotsman, Sunday, 14:02
 

Nicola Sturgeon: Support Scottish independence and avoid ‘Narnia with idiots’

Scotland’s First Minister branded Tory politicians “idiots” as she called on Scots to support independence. Following an article in the Sunday Telegraph where allies of Boris Johnston likened him to Aslan in CS Lewis’s Narnia series ready to end he...

Scotsman, Sunday, 12:45
 

Brexit: Boris Johnson says PM can stay if backstop is scrapped

Boris Johnson has said Theresa May can stay on as Prime Minister if her Brexit deal is defeated on Tuesday - as long as she returns to Brussels and demands it abandons the Irish border backstop. The former Foreign Secretary refused to rule out a...

Scotsman, Sunday, 11:52
 
Britain's youth will never forgive us for Brexit, says Lord Heseltine

Britain's youth will never forgive us for Brexit, says Lord Heseltine

Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine will warn politicians that Britain’s youth will “never forgive us” unless they are offered the chance to reverse Brexit. The Conservative veteran, 85, will address a rally calling for a second referendum...

Guardian, Sunday, 11:37
 
Anti-fascists to protest against far-right Brexit rally in London

Anti-fascists to protest against far-right Brexit rally in London

Thousands of anti-fascists are expected to attend a central London protest on Sunday to counter a march by the far-right campaigner known as Tommy Robinson and his supporters. The counter-protest has been organised by the Labour-supporting Momentum...

Guardian, Sunday, 11:37
 
Social mobility tsar warns cuts to tuition fees may not help poorest students

Social mobility tsar warns cuts to tuition fees may not help poorest students

Cutting university tuition fees risks failing to help the young people most in need of help to access higher education, Theresa May’s new social mobility tsar has warned. Martina Milburn, the new chair of the government’s Social Mobility Commission,...

Guardian, Sunday, 11:37
 

Edinburgh baby dies of meningitis 24 hours after being sent home from Sick Kids

A heartbroken mother has told how her two-month old baby died of meningitis - 24 hours after being sent home from hospital. Veronica, from Leith, has spoken out about her daughter’s tragic death. Newborn Amber Rafferty died in May after doctors at...

Scotsman, Sunday, 11:29
 
Esther McVey: hard for May to stay if she can't renegotiate Brexit deal

Esther McVey: hard for May to stay if she can't renegotiate Brexit deal

Esther McVey has said she believes it would be “very difficult” for Theresa May to stay on as prime minister if she failed to renegotiate the Brexit deal – and refused to rule out running for the top job if a vacancy arose. Giving her first television...

Guardian, Sunday, 11:05
 

Brexit: Scots prefer independence to no-deal, poll finds

Scots prefer independence to a no deal Brexit by a margin of three to two, a new poll suggests. Voters also believe independence would be better than a negotiated Brexit settlement. However, when asked how they would vote in an independence...

Scotsman, Sunday, 10:55
 

Brexit: Theresa May in last-ditch appeal to Brussels to avoid defeat

Theresa May is preparing to go back to Brussels and demand a better Brexit deal in a bid to convince her backbenchers not to hand her a humiliating defeat in the Commons. However, Downing Street has insisted that a vote will still go ahead on Tuesday...

Scotsman, Sunday, 10:30
 

Scottish Greens reluctant to pledge support for SNP budget

Scottish Greens leader Patrick Harvie has issued a warning to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay that his party is not yet ready to offer its support ahead of this week’s budget. It has emerged that formal talks between the Greens and the SNP are yet to...

Scotsman, Sunday, 10:30
 

Tories call on Mackay to avoid wider tax gap in budget

The tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK must not grow wider when Finance Secretary Derek Mackay unveils his Budget this week, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Mackay raised eyebrows last week when he hinted that there is still scope...

Scotsman, Sunday, 00:00
 


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