The five Scottish party leaders face-off in a leaders debate.SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to re-elect her as First Minister in May’s Holyrood election – promising “strong leadership” through the rest of the Covid-19 pandemic and a second independence vote in its aftermath.Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said other issues such as tackling drug deaths, improving mental health care and increasing the number of police officers should take priority.Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie also disagreed that there should be another referendum in the next five years.
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross and Alba Party leader Alex Salmond have cast their votes in the local elections across Scotland. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
24-hour use only. Mandatory credit: The Andrew Marr Show/BBC One.Boris Johnson should resign if he is found to have broken the ministerial code, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Douglas Ross has said.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:57Published
Holyrood leaders clash in a debate ahead of next week’s election. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Tory candidate Douglas Ross engaged in a heated discussion over holding another referendum on independence.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:18Published
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 Tory leader Douglas Ross has said he believes Boris Johnson, after the Prime Minister denied he said he would rather see “the bodies pile high in their thousands” than order a third national lockdown.Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon says "there's a stench of sleaze" around Boris Johnson's government.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:35Published
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.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:59Published
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.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:09Published
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.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:07Published
The Prime Minister has invited SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon for crisis talks on the Union after the First Minister warned he would be standing in the way of democracy if he denies Scotland a second independence referendum.The SNP fell one seat short of an overall majority in the Scottish parliament elections, securing 64 seats, but the final result still leaves Holyrood with a pro-independence majority.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:28Published
The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 9 after the Prime Minister invited SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon for crisis talks on the Union after the First Minister warned he would be standing in the way of democracy if he denies Scotland a second independence referendum.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:46Published
Pro-independence parties won a majority in Scotland's parliament on Saturday, paving the way to a high-stakes political, legal and constitutional battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the future of the United Kingdom. Jayson Albano reports.
Another Scottish independence referendum is the “will of the Scottish people” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said in a victory speech. The SNP and Scottish Greens have won a total of 66 seats in Holyrood, with more gains expected as further regional list results are announced.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:51Published
Brian Stelter says Covid-19 coverage is changing as cases dissipate in the United States, and it’s important for media outlets to model the “new normal.” Amanda Marcotte says journalists are feeling more “empowered to ask hard questions” of public health authorities. At the same time, David Zurawik points out, memories of the pandemic’s peak are still fresh.
As India battles the raging second COVID wave, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 informed that Israel is sending team of experts to help India amid COVID second wave. "We are sending teams of experts to India. For example, we are going to send a team for rapid testing, and a team to develop very easy producing oxygen concentrators. India has remarkable manufacturing capabilities," said Israel Envoy.
Expressing the deep solidarity with India, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 said that his country will never forget the remarkable assistance that they got from India. "We will never forget the remarkable assistance we got from India at the beginning of this pandemic. India and Israel share strong values of friendship. We are sharing practices, expertise, IPs whatever we can this is a life-saving time. This equipment that we sent is from the heart of the people of Israel to the heart of India. Organisations from private sectors and companies are also collecting equipments and sending it to India," said Israel Envoy.
Uttarakhand Minister Subodh Uniyal on May said, "Uttarakhand government has decided to impose 'COVID Curfew' between 6 am on May 11 and 6 am on May 18 across the state to contain the spread of the disease. Essential services will be allowed during this period." "Interstate travellers will now have to produce negative RT-PCR result not older than 72 hours and will have to register themselves on the Dehradun administration's portal. People of Uttarakhand coming from outside will have to undergo 7-day isolation," he added.