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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

MSPs back controversial air passenger tax Bill

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

MSPs have backed plans for Holyrood to take control over Air Passenger Duty next year.

6:56pm 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

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

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

Sturgeon delays her 'next steps' on second referendum until after General Election

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon ahead of her speech at the STUC conference in Aviemore

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of becoming a “laughing stock” and leaving the SNP “in disarray” after appearing to flip-flop over independence and the general election.

12:21pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Scottish Tories under fire over backing for benefits 'rape clause'

Scottish Tories under fire over backing for benefits 'rape clause'

The Tories will come under fire at Holyrood today for supporting the UK Government's so called "rape clause".

8:01am Tuesday 25 April 2017

Police watchdog urged to apologise as transparency row continues

The chairman of Scotland's main civilian police watchdog has been urged to apologise for controversial moves to bar the public and journalists from some of its meetings.

5:16pm 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

Sturgeon "a laughing stock" after independence flip-flop, says Tories

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of becoming a “laughing stock” and leaving the SNP “in disarray” after appearing to flip-flop over independence and the general election.

12:15pm Tuesday 25 April 2017
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