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Daily Record
Scots farmer pockets nearly £3m in EU hand-outs - without growing anythingbe offering demonstrable public benefits.”Frank Smart receives nearly £3m in EU
Scots farmer pockets nearly £3m in EU hand-outs - without growing anything
Daily Record / Posted 16 hours ago
be offering demonstrable public benefits.”Frank Smart receives nearly £3m in EU Common Agricultural Policy subsidies The Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said: “This is a clear indication of how broken the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councilsTalks have taken place between Scottish Government ministers and council chiefs
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councils
EveningTimes Online / Posted 21 hours ago
Talks have taken place between Scottish Government ministers and council chiefs after a review of childcare funding revealed an apparent £140 million underspend by local authorities. Over the period 2014-15 to 2016-17, the Scottish Government has... Read more
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21h
heraldscotland
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councilsreport "paint a very misleading picture", Childcare and Early Years Minister Ma
Childcare funding review reveals '£140 million underspend' by councils
heraldscotland / Posted 21 hours ago
report "paint a very misleading picture", Childcare and Early Years Minister Mark McDonald insisted the figures show the Scottish Government had fully funded its flagship childcare policy. All three and four-year-olds in Scotland, as well as... Read more
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heraldscotland
Government defeated as Labour urges ministers to call-in hospital changeswho represent different communities and constituencies can ensure that all the
Government defeated as Labour urges ministers to call-in hospital changes
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
who represent different communities and constituencies can ensure that all the various voices can be heard. "It would be a democratic outrage if we allowed health boards to proceed with these decisions without individual members of this Parliament... Read more
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Daily Record
Health Secretary Shona Robison denies that there is a GP crisis in Scotlanda crisis in general practice, despite evidence that some family doctors are fac
Health Secretary Shona Robison denies that there is a GP crisis in Scotland
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
a crisis in general practice, despite evidence that some family doctors are facing “inhumane” workloads. Ms Robison told MSPs on Holyrood’s Health Committee that she accepts the shortage of GPs in Scotland is “very challenging”, but she refused... Read more
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express
Focus on the job NOT indepedence: SNP BLASTED as MP 'buries head in sand' on NHS GP crisisHealth Secretary Shona Robison has refused to acknowledge the GP crisis in Scot
Focus on the job NOT indepedence: SNP BLASTED as MP 'buries head in sand' on NHS GP crisis
express / Posted 2 days ago
Health Secretary Shona Robison has refused to acknowledge the GP crisis in Scotland Doctors' leaders told MSPs those family practices faced "inhumane" workloads and that "crisis is now manifest". Dr Alan McDevitt, chairman of the British Medical... Read more
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heraldscotland
Judicial watchdog has failed to publish an annual report in over two yearswork she has carried out. Earlier this year, she wrote that an annual report w
Judicial watchdog has failed to publish an annual report in over two years
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
work she has carried out. Earlier this year, she wrote that an annual report was at final draft stage and ready to send to Scottish Ministers and the Lord President, Lord Carloway, for observations. She estimated that publication would be before... Read more
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heraldscotland
Jeremy Corbyn faces difficult task to reunite Labour, says Kezia Dugdaleand urged the party's MPs to get back him, saying: "We can't fight the Tories w
Jeremy Corbyn faces difficult task to reunite Labour, says Kezia Dugdale
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
and urged the party's MPs to get back him, saying: "We can't fight the Tories when we are fighting each other." The Scottish Labour leader, who has recently secured more autonomy for the party north of the border, said in a statement:... Read more
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Scotsman
Kenny MacAskill warns against a ‘headlong rush’ towards indyref2when passions run so high. But sometimes that needs done. It’s frustrating but
Kenny MacAskill warns against a ‘headlong rush’ towards indyref2
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
when passions run so high. But sometimes that needs done. It’s frustrating but essential for ultimate success. The former MSP, who stood down from Holyrood in May, said the party “would be wiser to be working on the answers to critical questions... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
£9m fund to help NHS boards cope with upsurge over winter monthsannounced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is aimed at ensuring patients are c
£9m fund to help NHS boards cope with upsurge over winter months
EveningTimes Online / Posted 8 days ago
announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is aimed at ensuring patients are cared for in the most appropriate place. The Scottish Government said measures such as boosting staff cover or providing treatment in the community would prevent... Read more
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heraldscotland
£9m fund to help NHS boards cope with upsurge over winter monthswinter." Opposition parties highlighted a drop in the level of winter resilien
£9m fund to help NHS boards cope with upsurge over winter months
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
winter." Opposition parties highlighted a drop in the level of winter resilience funding from £10.7 million last year. Scottish Labour health spokesman Anas Sarwar said: "More resource for our overstretched NHS is always welcome but the SNP... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Kenny MacAskill warns Nicola Sturgeon against 'headlong rush' to second referendumMr MacAskill, who stood down as an SNP MSP ahead of May's Holyrood election, sa
Kenny MacAskill warns Nicola Sturgeon against 'headlong rush' to second referendum
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Mr MacAskill, who stood down as an SNP MSP ahead of May's Holyrood election, said rejecting party members’ calls to press ahead would be "frustrating but essential for ultimate success". He added: "The SNP would be wiser to be working on the answers... Read more
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heraldscotland
Warning country faces being short of more than 800 GPsA shortfall of that number in the GP workforce would be “devastating for commun
Warning country faces being short of more than 800 GPs
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
A shortfall of that number in the GP workforce would be “devastating for communities across Scotland”, the Conservative MSP added. Mr Cameron said: “Before the election, Nicola Sturgeon was on record saying that GPs must receive a greater share of... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Tories call for SNP MP apology in Ruth Davidson rap song rowThe Scottish Tories are demanding an apology from an SNP MP after she described
Tories call for SNP MP apology in Ruth Davidson rap song row
EveningTimes Online / Posted 10 days ago
The Scottish Tories are demanding an apology from an SNP MP after she described as "hilarious" a performance at a Scottish independence convention event in which Ruth Davidson was branded "dykey". Joanna Cherry came under fire after she tweeted her... Read more
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heraldscotland
Tories call for SNP MP apology in Ruth Davidson rap song rowhearing "hateful and abusive language aimed at LGBT people" in the prior month,
Tories call for SNP MP apology in Ruth Davidson rap song row
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
hearing "hateful and abusive language aimed at LGBT people" in the prior month, In a letter to Ms Cherry, the Tory MSP said: "The prevalence of such hate speech is one of the reasons Stonewall launched its No Bystanders campaign, asking... Read more
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11d
heraldscotland
SNP insiders urge Nicola Sturgeon to put brakes on second independence referendumThis, he explained, was because Scotland's democratic deficit will once again b
SNP insiders urge Nicola Sturgeon to put brakes on second independence referendum
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
This, he explained, was because Scotland's democratic deficit will once again be highlighted and, Theresa May's continuation in No 10 on a right-wing platform, would bolster the independence cause on the back of Brexit. Another added "We have to be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sturgeon urged by SNP colleagues to put brakes on calling second independence pollopportunity will come after another Tory victory at the next General Election."
Sturgeon urged by SNP colleagues to put brakes on calling second independence poll
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
opportunity will come after another Tory victory at the next General Election." This, he explained, was because Scotland's democratic deficit will once again be highlighted and, Theresa May's continuation in No 10 on a right-wing platform, would... Read more
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heraldscotland
Call to end Holyrood's backroom 'boys' club' as Dugdale appoints all-male support teamRuth Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader, is supported by Director of Strategy a
Call to end Holyrood's backroom 'boys' club' as Dugdale appoints all-male support team
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader, is supported by Director of Strategy and Communications Eddie Barnes with four other male staffers working on press and policy. She this week unveiled a seven-person expert group to advise her on Brexit that... Read more
15d
Daily Telegraph
Theresa May and Ruth Davidson more popular than Nicola Sturgeon in Scotlandremains entirely possible that a second referendum campaign could be won by sup
Theresa May and Ruth Davidson more popular than Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
remains entirely possible that a second referendum campaign could be won by supporters of independence." Mike Rumbles, a Liberal Democrat MSP, said: “The chaos inflicted by the Tories with Brexit should not be compounded by even more chaos with a... Read more
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15d
The New Statesman
This week's magazine | The fall of the golden generationCameron’s fatal error – and his Strictly spray-tan anxiety. George Eaton: Afte
This week's magazine | The fall of the golden generation
The New Statesman / Posted 15 days ago
Cameron’s fatal error – and his Strictly spray-tan anxiety. George Eaton: After so many setbacks, can Britain’s vanquished liberals ever return to power? Harry Eyres: How Britain’s relationship with Europe was wrecked on the playing fields of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Value of North Sea oil and gas falls to lowest total since 1999The value of Scottish North Sea oil and gas has slumped by almost a quarter to
Value of North Sea oil and gas falls to lowest total since 1999
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
The value of Scottish North Sea oil and gas has slumped by almost a quarter to reach the lowest total recorded since 1999, new figures have revealed. Despite a 21.4% increase in oil and gas production in 2015-16, Scottish Government statistics... Read more
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heraldscotland
North Sea oil and gas value falls despite increase in production levelsThe drop in sales value is due to "sustained low prices" for oil and gas, the S
North Sea oil and gas value falls despite increase in production levels
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
The drop in sales value is due to "sustained low prices" for oil and gas, the Scottish Government said, with prices having dropped to below 50 US dollars (£37) a barrel, compared to the high point in July 2008 of 147 dollars (£111). Scotland... Read more
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heraldscotland
Dungavel 'a byword for frightening aspects of asylum system'David Bradwell, from the Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, said: "Dungavel h
Dungavel 'a byword for frightening aspects of asylum system'
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
David Bradwell, from the Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, said: "Dungavel has become a byword in Scotland for some of the most frightening aspects of seeking asylum in the UK. "News of its closure will be welcomed by many but there remains a... Read more
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Scotsman
“No mandate” to remove Scotland from single market - Sturgeonmeanwhile, pledged to use her influence to try to secure a “soft Brexit” that k
“No mandate” to remove Scotland from single market - Sturgeon
Scotsman / Posted 21 days ago
meanwhile, pledged to use her influence to try to secure a “soft Brexit” that keeps the UK in the single market, telling MSPs that withdrawing the threat of a second independence referendum would leave Scotland “at the mercy of Westminster... Read more
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heraldscotland
Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland must have decision-making role in Brexitfrustration, with a "meaningless tautological soundbite" in place of real polic
Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland must have decision-making role in Brexit
heraldscotland / Posted 22 days ago
frustration, with a "meaningless tautological soundbite" in place of real policy. In a statement at Holyrood, she said the Scottish Government was "committed to pursuing all possible options" to protect Scotland's interests. "Of course our ability... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Jobs and growth central to Nicola Sturgeon's agendaSturgeon says boosting growth and protecting jobs will be central to her Govern
Jobs and growth central to Nicola Sturgeon's agenda
EveningTimes Online / Posted 26 days ago
Sturgeon says boosting growth and protecting jobs will be central to her Government's plans for the next five years, as the Scottish Parliament returns from its summer break this week. The First Minister will deliver her programme for government at... Read more
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27d
Daily Record
Scots face multi-billion bill if Trident is renewed says ministerMinister Keith Brown has warned. The UK Government is due to make a decision a
Scots face multi-billion bill if Trident is renewed says minister
Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
Minister Keith Brown has warned. The UK Government is due to make a decision about renewing the programme in 2016. The Scottish Government has set out plans to remove Trident from Scotland if the country backs a Yes vote in the independence... Read more
27d
Belfast Telegraph
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for second referenduma speech in the town where ‘Braveheart’ William Wallace won a historic battle a
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for second referendum
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
a speech in the town where ‘Braveheart’ William Wallace won a historic battle against the English, the Scottish First Minister said she would trigger the "biggest ever political listening exercise" to convince voters a second... Read more
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28d
EveningTimes Online
Sturgeon says time is right for new conversation on independenceNicola Sturgeon has declared the time is right for the SNP to lead a "new conve
Sturgeon says time is right for new conversation on independence
EveningTimes Online / Posted 28 days ago
Nicola Sturgeon has declared the time is right for the SNP to lead a "new conversation" on independence. The Scottish First Minister launched what she described as the "biggest-ever political listening exercise", with the goal of speaking to two... Read more
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28d
Irish Examiner
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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express
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independenceon the matter was "highly likely". GETTYLabour and Conservatives have vowed to
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
express / Posted 28 days ago
on the matter was "highly likely". GETTYLabour and Conservatives have vowed to oppose another independence referendum The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
RTE News
Sturgeon plans new Scottish independence driveScottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today launch a fresh bid to convin
Sturgeon plans new Scottish independence drive
RTE News / Posted 28 days ago
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today launch a fresh bid to convince Scots to back independence, hailing the drive as the "biggest ever political listening exercise". Ms Sturgeon, who has already acknowledged the Scottish National... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
Northern Echo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Northern Echo / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
Kingston Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Kingston Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
Oxford Mail
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Oxford Mail / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Bury Times
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Bury Times / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Gazette
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
guardian-series
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
guardian-series / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Harrow Times
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Harrow Times / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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This is West Country
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
This is West Country / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Gazette News
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Gazette News / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Bolton News
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Bolton News / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
St Albans & Harpenden Review
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon will launch fresh bid for Scottish Independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon will launch fresh bid for Scottish Independence
EveningTimes Online / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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28d
Croydon Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
Croydon Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independencestay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vo
Nicola Sturgeon to launch new drive for Scottish independence
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 28 days ago
stay in the EU while the UK opted to leave, Ms Sturgeon warned that a second vote on the matter was "highly likely". The Scottish Government is already drawing up legislation that could pave the way for another ballot on independence, and while... Read more
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