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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson with her partner Jen Wilson after visiting the Meadowbank Sports Centre counting centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Friday. Photograph: Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with t(...)

British prime minister Theresa May waits for the results to be declared at the count centre in Maidenhead. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

No precedent does justice to the speed and depth of Theresa May’s political collapse. When the Conservative prime minister of Britain volunteered for (...)

The SNP’s deputy leader, Angus Robertson, campaigning in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Clock Tower in Dufftown is stuck at two minutes past three. Below, sitting on a bench, pensioner David MacPherson laments the fact that the counci(...)

Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Yes, she could lose and he might win, but that is unlikely to  happen. Photograph: Jack  Hill and Andy Buchanan/ AFP/Getty Images

Why is Britain going to the polls next week? The next election was not due until May 2020 and Theresa May needed a two-thirds majority in the House o(...)

Nicola Sturgeon: the SNP leader called Theresa May’s call for a general election a huge political miscalculation. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

While Theresa May was addressing the media in front of 10 Downing Street on Tuesday morning the Scottish government was holding its weekly cabinet mee(...)

In a survey of more than 700 Conservative Party members, two in three were sanguine about the end of the UK union. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Is Britain’s governing party still conservative and unionist? That last word was originally a reference not to the union with Northern Ireland, but wi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said  ‘right now we should be working together, not pulling apart.’ Photograph: PA

British prime minister Theresa May has said “now is not the time,” for a second Scottish independence referendum, while the government puts “all its e(...)

Screen grabbed image taken from the UK Government and Parliament site of a petition calling for US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK to be called off which has been backed by over one million people. Photograph: Parliament UK/PA Wire

An online petition calling for Donald Trump to be prevented from making an official state visit to the UK has reached 1m signatures. The petition o(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

UK and Scottish leaders have clashed over the role of the Edinburgh parliament in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, raising the possibility of a Scott(...)

SNP leader and first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon: she has hailed the start of “a new conversation” to gauge Scottish views on Brexit, Europe and independence. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At the Scottish National Party’s spring conference in March, leader Nicola Sturgeon was greeted with rapturous applause when she announced a new drive(...)

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