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Letters: May is autocratic by denying a referendum on independence

Letters: May is autocratic by denying a referendum on independence

WHAT is Holyrood for? In a democracy, the electorate of a country examines and then votes on propositions for future government. Democracy is not delivered via selective opinion polling but by votes by the electorate.

12:07am Thursday 30 March 2017

John McLellan: If the cap doesn’t fit on the doorstep

John McLellan

OUT canvassing on a quiet street in Craigentinny, the polite lady at the door was just telling me that hers was an SNP household when her baseball-capped 30-something son appeared on her shoulder. “You Tories should get back tae England where you…

12:06am Thursday 30 March 2017

EU leaders pledge to remain united amid Brexit

EU leaders pledge to remain united amid Brexit

European Union leaders say they will remain united and strive to protect the bloc's interest following Britain's decision to leave.

7:55pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

Scottish Greens field 219 candidates for council elections

Scottish Greens field 219 candidates for council elections

The Scottish Green Party has announced it is fielding a record 219 candidates in this year's council elections.

6:29pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

Late votes row in crofting election as missing papers may have changed result

Late votes row in crofting election as missing papers may have changed result

Some crofters claim they didn’t receive their voting papers in time for the recent elections to the Crofting Commission and had they done so their votes could have changed the result.

4:07pm Saturday 25 March 2017

America in the shadow of Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin leaves Downing Street, in central London June 16, 2013. Putin met Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX10PVL.

On July 27, 2016, in what would turn out to be his last press conference before Election Day, Donald Trump urged Russian hackers to go after Hillary Clinton, specifically the messages she deleted from the private server she used as Secretary of…

12:10am Sunday 26 March 2017

Direct rule from Westminster 'not an option', Sinn Fein says

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. (PA)

Reintroducing direct rule in Northern Ireland would be an act of bad faith by the UK government, Sinn Fein has warned.

7:57pm Tuesday 28 March 2017

Brokenshire says Northern Irish parties have "short window of opportunity" to save power-sharing executive

Grace period: as deadline lapses Brokenshire tells parties they have just few short weeks to work out power-sharing deal

POLITICIANS in Northern Ireland have been given a grace period of a “short few weeks” to settle their differences and form a power-sharing executive, James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State, has made clear.

7:24pm Monday 27 March 2017

Letters special: Where is the logic in leaving UK to secure EU membership?

Letters: Where is the logic in leaving UK to secure EU membership?

THE UK Government’s opposition to a second Scottish independence referendum has hardened further. There will be no more talks about the timing of one in the immediate future, and most definitely not before the Brexit deal has been settled. In any…

12:07am Wednesday 29 March 2017

US poll predictions help YouGov profits rise 27% to £6.3m

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Pollster YouGov said its US presidential election predictions had outperformed its rivals as it cheered rising revenues and profits.

6:23pm Monday 27 March 2017
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