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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

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

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

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

Selfie queen Karen Danczuk in bid to be selected as Labour candidate

Selfie queen Karen Danczuk in bid to be selected as Labour candidate

Selfie queen Karen Danczuk has said she wants to be a "voice of the people" as she launched a bid to stand for Parliament.

1:53pm 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

Sir Keir Starmer: Britain would stay in EU if government fail to secure Brussels deal

Sir Keir Starmer: Britain would stay in EU if government fail to secure Brussels deal

BRITAIN would stay in the European Union if a Labour government failed to secure a deal with Brussels, Sir Keir Starmer has suggested.

10:28am 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

UK Government accused of "pure political expediency" over delay in publishing air pollution plan

Glasgow City Pollution in Hope Street, Renfield Street and Union Street. ....Pictured : Hope Street.

The UK Government has been accused of "pure political expediency" in seeking to delay publishing plans to tackle air pollution until after the general election.

8:07pm Monday 24 April 2017
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