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Ian Blackford: SNP would ‘relish’ another snap general election

The SNP is ready to fight another snap general election if Theresa May does not alter her Brexit plans, Ian Blackford said today.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon: It’s ‘game on’ for keeping UK in single market

Nicola Sturgeon has declared it is “game on” for campaigners hoping to keep the UK in the single market and the customs union after Brexit, after the Cabinet signed up to plans which could keep the UK closely tied to Brussels.

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Thousands took part in the march, similar to this one held in Glasgow.

Thousands march in Scottish Independence rally in Bannockburn

Thousands of campaigners have taken to Bannockburn on the 704th anniversary as part on an independence rally.

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Marketing Edinburgh chief John Donnelly. Picture: Jon Savage

Marketing boss says ‘Brexit uncertainty’ costing Edinburgh money

The man responsible for promoting Edinburgh to the world has warned councillors that uncertainty over Brexit and over-subscribed hotels has seen the Capital miss out on revenue.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accompanied by an adviser on the way to First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament on the eve of the SNP Conference. Picture; Getty

Nicola Sturgeon misses out on Brexit Indyref2 bounce

The Brexit vote has failed to boost the Scottish independence cause and the SNP’s pro-EU stance cost the party seats in last year’s General Election, a new survey has found.

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The Scottish Resistance have confirmed Sean Clerkin has been suspended.

Sean Clerkin suspended from Scottish Resistance

Sean Clerkin has been suspended from the Scottish Resistance after he told the Scotsman he would not be campaigning for Scottish independence.

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Theresa May faces fresh criticism from her own party over Brexit negotiations

Theresa May has been hit with fresh Conservative attacks on her leadership as she attempts to steer the UK through Brexit.

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Independent Scotland economy would need 25 years to catch up

An independent Scotland would take up to 25 years to match the economic performance of other small countries, according to the SNP’s independence blueprint.

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A new Brexit poll has shown Britain would narrowly vote to stay in the EU if a new referendum was held next week.. Picture: PA Wire

Survey finds Remain would win second Brexit referendum

Seven out of ten people in Edinburgh think the UK would be better off economically in Europe and want the country to stay in the Single Market.

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The conservation work, coordinated by Historic Environment Scotland, began in October after routine monitoring revealed urgent ceiling repairs were required to the category A listed Georgian building

First Minister’s residence restoration completed at cost of £504k

The restoration of the First Minister’s grade A listed official residence has been completed at a cost of £504,216 to the taxpayer.

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Alex Colling and his partner Chiara Ginestra plan to cycle around 28 cities in Europe to demonstrate against the loss of freedom of movement through Brexit

Couple to cycle across Europe in Brexit vote protest

AN Edinburgh couple are embarking on a challenging 28-city bike ride around Europe to protest Brexit.

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SNP accused of registering website for Indyref2 campaign

The SNP has registered a website to organise supporters, prompting allegations they are bracing to launch a new referendum campaign.

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In Pictures: Hundreds march in Edinburgh calling for fox hunting ban

Hundreds of animal rights campaigners have marched on Holyrood to call for a total ban on fox hunting in Scotland.

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Catherine Stihler, Labour MEP for Scotland

Scottish Labour MEP: ‘Second EU referendum is only fair action’

A second referendum on the Brexit deal is the “only fair course of action”, a Scottish Labour MEP has said.

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SNP leadership contender Keith Brown on his vision for Indyref2

The man bidding to become Nicola Sturgeon’s right-hand man has said the SNP must demonstrate to voters “that Scotland can make a success of independence”.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton (right) celebrates becoming an MSP in 2016 at his office in Corstorphine with Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, then Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and former party leader Menzies Campbell. Picture: Greg Macvean

Lib Dems investigated over Holyrood election spending

The Liberal Democrats are being investigated by Scottish electoral authorities over an allegation the party failed to accurately report its spending during the last Holyrood election.

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Ruth Davidson could oppose the UK Government's eventual Brexit deal

Ruth Davidson ready to defy UK Government on Brexit

Ruth Davidson has warned she is ready to  oppose a bad Brexit deal which would be damaging to Scotland's interest.

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Edinburgh MP labels UK’s Brexit strategy ‘a disaster in slow motion’

An SNP MP has likened the Government’s Brexit strategy to a train running onto a half-collapsed bridge in a spaghetti western.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appearing on The Andrew Marr Show. Picture: Getty/BBC

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn rules out second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit amid fresh calls for a new poll.

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Deputy convener Adam Tomkins. Picture: PA

Senior Holyrood figures in bid to avert Brexit ‘power-grab’ crisis

Backroom talks involving senior politicians from all parties are laying the groundwork to amend the controversial EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords and prevent a so-called Brexit ‘power grab’.

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