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Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon welcoming prime minister Boris Johnson outside Bute House in Edinburgh - Credit: PA

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Leaked memo exposes government fears over rise in support for Scottish independence

A leaked memo has shown that government ministers are becoming increasingly worried about the rise in support for Scottish independence. An assessment by Tory advisers warned Boris Johnson against continuously blocking Holyrood’s demands for a second referendum on independence. The document, seen by Bloomberg, was written by Hanbury Strategy and complained of a “vacuum of leadership” within the […]
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford during a joint press conference at Bishop Partridge Hall, Westminster. - Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Archive/PA Images

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Downing Street hid ‘worst case scenario’ Brexit plans from devolved administrations, leaked documents show

Devolved administrations in Wales and Scotland are furious after leaked documents showed the government had withheld important Brexit documents from them. The documents, which show a deliberate attempts by Westminster to hide plans to break with Withdrawal Agreement, were leaked by Guido. In a dossier named “Transition period planning assumptions (central case)“, ministers were warned against sharing information […]
Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh. - Credit: PA

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Douglas Ross criticises SNP handling of universities – but ducks criticising Tory response

Scotland’s Tory Party leader, Douglas Ross, was caught out supporting Westminster’s handling of the coronavirus crisis on university campuses while berating Scotland for taking the same action. Appearing on Good Morning Scotland, Ross criticised the Scottish government for allowing students back at university as a second coronavirus wave took hold. He said Holyrood should have given students “crystal clear” […]