The Scottish Tories could deny the SNP a majority at Holyrood, Scottish Conservative Holyrood leader Ruth Davidson said in a speech to the Scottish Conservative conference.Ms Davidson insisted that the SNP winning an overall majority’s in May’s Scottish Parliament election was no longer the “‘nailed-on’ near-certainty” that polls had once predicted.But to stop Ms Sturgeon’s party winning that majority – and then using it to push for a second Scottish independence referendum – the Tory Holyrood leader urged all Scots opposed to breaking up the UK to back her party in the regional section of the vote, even if they had never voted Conservative before.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says she is feeling "extremely happy and extremely confident" that the SNP is on track for a fourth consecutive election victory. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
If the SNP could not solve problems in Scotland over the past 14 years, they should stand aside for the Labour Party, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said.Speaking at a drive-in rally of supporters in Glasgow, Mr Brown talked up new Labour leader Anas Sarwar while urging voters to turn out for the party on Thursday.The former prime minister pointed to what he described as failings of the Scottish Government in employment, healthcare and education as reasons to vote for Scottish Labour, whom polls predict will still be in third place come next week.
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Nicola Sturgeon's hopes of winning an overall majority for the SNP at Scottish Parliament election are hanging in the balance.This is despite her party making gains from its rivals including in Edinburgh Central.Former SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson took the seat which was held by former Scottish Tory boss Ruth Davidson. But under Holyrood's proportional representation system, those successes could see it lose seats on the regional list ballot.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer used Prime Minister’s Questions to repeatedly raise allegations levelled against the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues.Sir Keir focused on reports that Mr Johnson promised entrepreneur Sir James Dyson, via text messages, he would “fix” an issue over the tax status of his employees after he was directly lobbied by the entrepreneur.
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Labour Party activists dressed as David Cameron, Rishi Sunak, Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock protested against “Tory sleaze and cronyism” outside the gates to Downing Street on Wednesday morning. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour MP Rachel Reeves has slammed former Prime Minister David Cameron for working in his "own private interest" during the height of the coronavirus pandemic after it was claimed Mr Cameron contacted government officials to get financial services company, Greensill Capital, access to a government-backed loan scheme. "Tory sleaze is back and it's bigger than ever", said the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 18 as the controversy continues over the role former prime minister David Cameron played in securing Whitehall access for Greensill Capital.Sir Bernard Jenkin, chair of the Commons Liaison Committee – made up of senior MPs, has urged the Prime Minister to get a grip on the lobbying system following a series of revelations in the wake of Greensill Capital’s collapse into administration.Labour is determined to keep the lobbying issue alive, reportedly believing the issue of Tory sleaze in Westminster is cutting through to voters.Senior figure Anneliese Dodds has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out 21 questions the Opposition party wants answers to over his dealings with the former Tory leader and Greensill.
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Former prime minister Gordon Brown says Britain needs to and can reform without Scotland becoming independent.
He says further thought is needed by Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP about what independence means for all regions within the UK. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there will be no justification for rejecting another referendum if a majority of independence-supporting MSPs are elected to Holyrood on May 6.The SNP leader unveiled her party’s “transformational” manifesto, but said she could go further if Scotland was independent.
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Nicola Sturgeon misled a Scottish Parliament committee, an investigation into the Scottish Government’s unlawful handling of harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has concluded.The findings are separate from those of James Hamilton, who reported on Monday that there had been no breach of the ministerial code by the First Minister over her role in the saga.
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A new £13 million genomic sequencing centre will be set up in Scotland to identify different variants of coronavirus, Nicola Sturgeon has said.As part of the new testing strategy, to be announced in Holyrood on Wednesday afternoon, the cash will be invested in the sequencing centre over the next year.
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The Scottish Conservative Party leader has told Nicola Sturgeon that a second independence referendum would "take her eye of the ball". Douglas Ross said that securing Scotland's recovery and rebuilding after the pandemic was at stake in the upcoming Scottish Parliament election. The first minister said that the Scottish Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaders want to “decide Scotland’s future”, and that the "views of the majority of Scotland don't matter to them”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish Conservative Party leader Douglas Ross says he believes Boris Johnson after the prime minister said he never made comments that he was prepared to let "bodies pile high" rather than order a third lockdown. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Kaukab Stewart will become the first woman of colour to serve as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament after she held the Glasgow Kelvin constituency for the SNP.Scottish Green Party co-leader Patrick Harvie finished second with 9,077 votes, 5,458 behind Ms Stewart on 14,535.
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Former first minister Alex Salmond has insisted his new Alba Party has put in a “creditable performance” in the Holyrood election – despite conceding they are likely to see no MSPs returned. The pro-independence party, which launched at the start of the Holyrood campaign, had been fighting on the regional list section of the ballot, with the declared aim of winning an independence “supermajority”. But while list votes are still be counted, he said his new party looked set to fall short of the amount needed to pick up seats.
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