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UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell during an interview with journalist Graham Spiers at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he said that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday waved aside opposition from Labour’s Scottish leader and some party members, insisting that Westminster (...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes prime minister Boris Johnson outside Bute House in Edinburgh on Monday. Photograph:  Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has contradicted Michael Gove’s assertion that the British government was working on the assumption that a no-deal Brexit is the most li(...)

(From left) First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, minister for the cabinet office David Lidington and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference a British Irish Council  summit meeting in Manchester. Photograph: PA

The new British prime minster will get a “fair hearing” from the European Union but the current Brexit deal and the backstop, the insurance policy to (...)

 Europe’s chief   Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and  First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon  who held talks in  Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended Scottish threats to Irish fishing boats around Rockall as “in line with our obligations to upho(...)

Alex Salmond arriving at the Court of Session in Edinburgh his  legal challenge against the Scottish Government’s handling of a complaint of misconduct against him. Photograph: PA

The Scottish government on Tuesday accepted that its investigation into alleged misconduct by former first minister Alex Salmond was unfair and “taint(...)

 Amber Rudd speaks to the media outside the House of Commons. File photograph: Andy Rain/ EPA

There is a “plausible argument” for the public to be asked to vote again on Brexit if MPs remain deadlocked, a British cabinet minister has said. Amb(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May told Jacob Rees-Mogg that reports the European Court of Justice would be the final arbiter in most cases arising from Brexit were wrong. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May received a warm reception from Conservative backbenchers on Wednesday night despite widespread disquiet within the party over the directio(...)

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has resigned from the party he headed for 20 years amid allegations of sexual harassment. Mr Salmo(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: described financial analysis as more detailed than any analysis published by Theresa May’s government. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the British government to abandon its red lines on Brexit, warning that leaving the single mark(...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon  said she wanted a second vote on independence soon after Brexit but gave no detail on timing.  Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon focused on domestic issues rather than the prospect of a second independence referendum at the end of the Scot(...)

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