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Gareth Rose

Political Editor, The Scottish Mail on Sunday — Daily Mail
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Police probe SNP MP Natalie McGarry after up to £30,000 goes missing from the accounts of pro-independence group she founded — Nationalist MP Natalie McGarry was at the centre of a police investigation £30,000 went missing from the accounts of Women for Independence Miss McGarry has said that she is available to speak to investigators She's the second SNP MP to become embroiled in a criminal investigation Nationalist MP Natalie McGarry was at the centre of a police investigation last night after thousands of pounds went missing from the accounts of a pro-independence group.

Westminster scuppers Scottish police pension deal — A DEAL between police and the Scottish Government, which would have allowed officers to continue to retire after 30 years' service, was torpedoed by HM Treasury, The Scotsman has learned. The government now plans to use that as part of its campaign to convince public sector workers they are better off in an independent Scotland.

Number of Scottish people who described themselves as British on the increase as campaign for independence turns off voters — Survey finds number of people saying they are British has increased to 23% The Scottish Social Attitudes study revealed that the figure was 15% in 2011 Those who describe themselves as Scottish has dropped from 75 to 65% Figures come five weeks before Scottish independence vote in September By John Stevens And Gareth Rose More people in Scotland are describing themselves as British - and fewer as Scottish - as the campaign for independence turns off voters.

Alex Salmond cries 'Freedom' as he plays politics with the Commonwealth Games — By Gareth Rose Alex Salmond has broken his promise not to politicise the Commonwealth Games quicker than a Usain Bolt sprint by declaring Glasgow will become the 'Freedom city'. As Scotland's athletes prepared for the 11 biggest days of their lives, the First Minister resorted to his tired old 'Braveheart' rhetoric.

Top QC warns court reform will damage Scots law — THE leader of the Scottish bar has warned of long term damage to Scots law by the government's court reform programme. James Wolffe QC, dean of the Faculty of Advocates, criticised plans to move the bulk of civil cases from the Court of Session to the cheaper Sheriff Court, while giving evidence to the justice committee.

Ministers criticised over football sectarianism — MINISTERS have been accused by campaigners of not taking a tough line against football's "persistent failure" to tackle sectarianism. A Scottish Government response to its own advisory group does not promise direct action on any of seven recommendations made.

Scottish parliament votes to axe corroboration — KENNY MacAskill narrowly won a key vote on corroboration during an emotional and frequently rowdy debate in Holyrood today. The Scottish Government defeated an amendment by Margaret Mitchell MSP, to throw it out of the criminal justice bill, by 64 votes to 61 with one abstention.

Surgery on Pakistan baby hailed ‘a success’ — A BABY flown to Scotland from Pakistan for treatment, following a fire which killed his family, underwent major surgery today. Doctors decided three-month-old Mohammad Sudais was strong enough to undergo a three-hour operation after discovering he had developed an infection.

MSPs attack inquiry into original Lockerbie probe — POLITICIANS have launched a scathing attack on Police Scotland's inquiry into alleged criminality in the original Lockerbie bombing investigation. The Scottish Parliament's justice committee has said it will write to Chief Constable Sir Stephen House demanding answers, after accusing the force of "procrastinating and obfuscation" and attempting to "kick into the long grass" concerns about the conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi.

Schools ban MTV amid fears sexual abuse fears — TWO Scottish local authorities have banned MTV from communal television screens in schools to shield pupils from the sexualised content of popular pop videos. The move by North and South Lanarkshire councils comes as the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a nationwide education programme to advise children on sexual abuse, harassment and assault in response to growing concerns about the sexualisation of young Scots.
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Oct 19, 2016

@PoliticalYeti @martinmccluskey It's the slow-mo turning of the hand to build suspense that is best about this!

Oct 13, 2016

Marmite the perfect product to act as metaphor for #Brexit debate. You either love it or you hate it...

Oct 06, 2016

Scots journalists broke McGarry cash allegations, Thomson property dealings, Boswell tax avoidance, Law police questioning...

Oct 06, 2016

Well done @flybe delayed almost two hours on way down and same on way back. #consistent

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