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Sturgeon's Brexit plan would have meant "significant disruption" to trade

Nicola Sturgeon and Michael Russell, October 2016

NICOLA Sturgeon’s plan for a bespoke Brexit would have caused “significant disruption” to business, the Brexit Secretary told SNP ministers in a previously secret rejection letter.

3:21pm Friday 28 April 2017

Smart meters are not green

A smart meter

SCOTTISHPOWER boss Keith Anderson cites one of the reasons for the company’s fall in profit in the first quarter of this year compared with last year, as being the cost of the roll-out of smart meters (“Scottish Power hits out over price cap”, The…

12:10am Friday 28 April 2017

Business taxes should be reduced and abolished over a five-year transition period

pending: Ken Barclay, who is leading the Scottish Government's review of business rates

YOUR editorial’s quotation of Donald Trump’s ludicrous excuse that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated” reflects two equally naïve admissions by Tony Blair and David Cameron (“President Trump discovers there are no easy…

12:09am Friday 28 April 2017

Conservative MSP resigns from Holyrood to fight in General Election

John Lamont

VOTERS in the Borders are facing a Holyrood by-election on the same day as the general election, after the Tory MSP John Lamont resigned his seat to stand for Westminster.

2:19pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tories isolated as Holyrood urges repeal of "repugnant" rape clause

Ruth Davidson during the rape clause debate

A WOMAN who had a child after being raped may well have killed herself if forced to disclose her ordeal by the welfare “rape clause”, MSPs have heard in a dramatic Holyrood debate.

12:08am Wednesday 26 April 2017

Watch: Holyrood listens in silence as Kezia Dugdale reads email from rape victim during debate

Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Tory MSPs have been urged to heed the "heart-breaking" testimony of a victim and oppose the UK Government's so-called "rape clause".

4:24pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tory MSP to quit Holyrood for General Election constituency fight

John Lamont, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. Photo: Twitter

A Tory MSP has announced he will stand down at Holyrood to focus on the fight for a target seat at Westminster.

3:21pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

STUC calls for new Holyrood powers as part of Brexit process

STUC calls for new Holyrood powers as part of Brexit process

Scotland should be given new powers so it can take a "distinctly different" approach to issues such as immigration and employment rights, union leaders have argued.

8:43am Monday 24 April 2017

Brian Whittle - the accidental politician on the Holyrood fast track

Conservative MSP and former athlete Brian Whittle at Holyrood. STY WHITTAKERPic Gordon Terris/Sunday Herald20/4/17

OLYMPIAN turned MSP Brian Whittle feigns being out of breath and on the verge of a collapse after climbing two flights of stairs to his office at Holyrood as if he had just breasted the tape in a pulsating 400 metre race in his sporting heyday.

12:09am Sunday 23 April 2017

MSP ticked off after foul-mouthed Trainspotting quote at Holyrood

The scene of the original swearing in Trainspotting

A GREEN MSP has been ticked off after quoting Trainspotting and swearing in the Holyrood chamber.

5:25pm Thursday 27 April 2017
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