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Scottish independence the way forward whatever the Brexit outcome, says Nicola Sturgeon

Independence for Scotland is the only way forward, even in the case of a possible future vote for Britain to remain in the EU, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The SNP leader will hit the campaign trail in the north-east today where she will warn that Scots...

Sunday, 08:46 in Politics
 

General Election 2019 briefing: Corbyn could nationalise broadband | Calls for Freeman to quit

Hello and welcome to the Scotsman's daily election briefing as voters prepare to go to the polls on December 12. Jeremy Corbyn's broadband pledge Jeremy Corbyn's election pledge to nationalise broadband and make it free across the UK has been met back...

Sunday, 08:46 in Politics
 

In dispute over trans rights, feminists must have free speech – Susan Dalgety

Maybe you think I’m a ‘Terf’, but people like me are only trying to stand up for hard-won rights like female-only places of refuge, writes Susan Dalgety. You can’t keep a good woman down. As the gavel went down on Trump’s impeachment, up popped...

Sunday, 08:46 in Politics
 

Here's why poll guru John Curtice says Jeremy Corbyn has 'close to zero' chance of winning

Jeremy Corbyn's chances of winning a Commons majority are "close to zero", polling guru Sir John Curtice has warned. But the acclaimed politics professor says the Labour leader could still make it to No.10, with a Corbyn-led minority...

Sunday, 08:46 in Politics
 

Brexit: More than half a million applied for EU settlement scheme in October

More than half a million EU citizens applied last month to live and work in the UK after Brexit. Some 590,300 applications were made for the EU Settlement Scheme in October, according to Home Office figures. This takes the total received up to the end...

Sunday, 08:46 in Politics
 

Some people don’t seem to understand the main reason for Scottish independence – Joyce McMillan

Lying around on the desktop of my computer is a document from May 2015 that I’ve never quite got round to deleting. It’s an LSE blog by Jan Eichhorn of Edinburgh University, published just after the SNP won 56 out of 59 Scottish seats in that year’s...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

General election: Hey rich people, this is why you shouldn’t be scared about higher taxes – Susan Morrison

Who knew that great wealth brings with it great fear, writes Susan Morrison as the general election looms. There used to be a certain excitement about general elections. Rosy cheeked wee volunteers would chap on your door and not run away whilst you...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

Come and talk to us about what mediation could do for your organisation

It’s now been nearly four months since Scottish ­Mediation launched its expert group report, Bringing ­Mediation into the Mainstream in Scottish ­Civil Justice. In that time, we have held seminars, published articles that have engaged with a range of...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

D-Day Veteran who played role in Normandy beach landing celebrates 100th birthday

A D-Day veteran who took part in a secret reconnaissance mission to check out the Normandy beaches for the Allied forces is celebrating his 100th birthday. John Jenkins is marking his centenary with his family in his home city of Portsmouth. Earlier...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

Long-term smokers who switch over to vaping better off in 30 days

Long-term smokers who switched to vaping were halfway towards achieving the vascular health of a non-smoker within a month, a Scottish study has found. Researchers from the University of Dundee said they discovered a “clear early benefit” in switching...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

Prince Andrew: ‘I’ve let my family down’

The Duke of York has admitted that he “let the side down” through his continued association with the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in an extraordinary BBC interview. Prince Andrew answered questions for the first time about his links to the disgraced...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

General election: Sorry Jeremy Corbyn, nothing is ‘free’ in this life – leader comment

Free full-fibre broadband is an eye-catching election pledge, but is it a sensible use of government resources? The internet now forms a vital part of this country’s most important infrastructure and is central to almost everything we do, so much so...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

Why ‘ruling out’ indyref2 is a mistake – Brian Wilson

When it comes to Scottish independence, it is the ‘sovereign right of the Scottish people’ to determine their future – and currently that means staying in the Union, writes Brian Wilson. Jeremy Corbyn came to Scotland to talk about matters affecting...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

General election: Why Jeremy Corbyn is just like Tommy Cooper – John McLellan

Labour has haemorrhaged support to the SNP amid uncertainty over its stance on the big two constitutional questions, Brexit and independence, writes John McLellan. Like a Shakespearean tragedy, every council by-election is a scene in the descent of...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 

Lloyds shareholders lose out in HBOS court action

Lloyds shareholders have lost a multi-million-pound High Court action over the acquisition of HBOS. A judge sitting in London on Friday dismissed an action by a group of 5,803 former Lloyds TSB shareholders who claimed they were "mugged"...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 


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