Nicola Sturgeon

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Westminster would not block IndyRef2 if Holyrood in favour, says Sturgeon
SNP leader says government accepts it cannot stop referendum if there is majority for independence in Scottish elections

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

09, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brandon Lewis restates determination to address problems with Northern Ireland protocol – as it happened
Northern Ireland secretary makes statement following talks with leaders at Stormont

Andrew Sparrow

08, Apr, 2021 @4:51 PM

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For Alex Salmond and his new Alba party, the prospects are not looking good | David Clegg
A new poll predicts no seats won in next month’s Holyrood elections, says journalist David Clegg

David Clegg

03, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Alex Salmond's return has been hard for his accusers, says Sturgeon
First minister says there are ‘big questions about the appropriateness’ of Salmond’s return to politics

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

02, Apr, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Alex Salmond to demand Alba party included in TV leadership debates
Salmond says party already has ‘significant following’ as Sturgeon accuses him of misleading Scottish voters

Libby Brooks and Matthew Weaver

01, Apr, 2021 @4:18 PM

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UK coronavirus: Covid rates falling in England but rising in Northern Ireland, says ONS – as it happened
Case rates also likely falling in Scotland and Wales; Boris Johnson suggests Covid-status certificates could be ‘useful’

Andrew Sparrow

01, Apr, 2021 @4:05 PM

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It should be Super Thursday for local elections but London still holds the reins | Rafael Behr
Local and mayoral elections feel all too ceremonial, because real power always seems to lie elsewhere, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

31, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK Covid: deaths pass 150,000, ONS confirms; Novavax jab could get approval in weeks, says trial chief - as it happened
Latest updates: ONS figures show there were 150,116 deaths by 19 March; chief investigator of the UK trial of the drug hopes for approval by end of April

Andrew Sparrow

30, Mar, 2021 @4:25 PM

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UK Covid: Whitty warns against Easter hugs as Johnson says level of UK protection against third wave unclear - as it happened
Latest updates: chief medical officer says people with two doses still should not hug grandchildren; Johnson says people must continue to be cautious

Andrew Sparrow

29, Mar, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Sturgeon criticises those who 'treat politics as a game' in SNP address
First minister’s remarks follow Alex Salmond’s announcement that he will lead rival pro-independence Alba party

Tobi Thomas

29, Mar, 2021 @3:54 PM

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In defence of the SNP's record in power | Letter
Letter: Sarah Mackay believes voters are influenced more by the party’s progressive and forward-thinking policies than by opposition politicians seeking to exploit one mistake


28, Mar, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Alex Salmond's back in town and it's still all about him | Katy Strickland
With the launch of his Alba party, the former first minister looks as though he is focused on settling old scores rather than reflecting on his past behaviour

Kirsty Strickland

28, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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