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Senior Conservatives quit pro-EU campaign after Tory colleagues targeted in election campaign

Remain anger: Soubry condemns "blatant partisanship" of Open Britain targeting Tories

SENIOR Tories have quit a pro-EU campaign after it drew up a hit list of mainly Conservative MPs it wants to oust at the General Election.

6:50pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

MSPs vote to urge UK Government to scrap 'repugnant rape clause'

MSPs vote to urge UK Government to scrap 'repugnant rape clause'

MSPs have voted to call on the UK Government to remove the two-child cap on tax credits and scrap the so-called rape clause.

6:59pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

MPs approve slimmed down Budget Bill in light of snap General Election

Sugar tax: move to introduce new health levy on soft drinks survives shorter Budget Bill

MPs have approved a slimmed-down Budget to ensure tax and spending measures are in place before the UK Parliament stops for the General Election.

6:40pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tories ‘not prepared to divulge’ details of activist’s death, says father

Tories ‘not prepared to divulge’ details of activist’s death, says father

The Conservatives are hampering police by withholding the contents of an internal bullying inquiry, the father of a young party activist who took his own life has said.

1:36pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Letters: 'Taking back control' mantra seems limited to Westminster

DEOMCRACY IN ACTION: Ballot boxes being emptied for the East Dunbartonshire constituency count in the General Election of 2015. Picture: Colin Mearns

I MUST confess to being a tad confused with Alasdair Sampson’s polemic on “minorities ruling majorities” (Letters, April 24), because, of course, that is very much the norm in the UK. He may not have noticed that Westminster exercises the bulk of…

12:07am 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

Nicola Sturgeon insists lost seats will not derail push for independence

Nicola Sturgeon insists lost seats will not derail push for independence

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted she could lose a swathe of seats in the General Election and still claim a “win” by getting more votes and seats than any other party.

6:33am Tuesday 25 April 2017

The Welfare Reform Act smacks of return to murky world of eugenics

The Welfare Reform Act smacks of return to murky world of eugenics

WIDESPREAD, justified opposition to the Child Tax Credit “rape clause” has overshadowed the Victorian iniquity of what produced it: restriction of these credits to the first two children in a family, under the Welfare Reform & Work Act 2016. But…

12:07am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Watch: Kezia Dugdale calls on Tory MSPs to oppose 'rape clause' after reading victim's letter

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

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
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