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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has repeated her call
Addressing her party's Spring conference in Aberdeen, she said
the will of the Scottish Parliament "must and will prevail".
Our Political Correspondent Nick Eardley reports.
Nicola Sturgeon teams of signing off on it. The ironworkers back at the
top of Scotland's political agenda. And on the issue that included her
perky supporters like no other, she is not budging. There will be an
independent referendum. APPLAUSE
The UK Government disagrees. There is no sign it is about to change its
mind. But Sturgeon knows she will win the Scottish Parliament's
support next week and argues that can be ignored. To stand in defiance
of that would be folly Prime Minister to shatter beyond repair
any notion of the UK as a respectful partnership of equals. Let the Prime
Minister be in no doubt, the will of our Parliament must and will
prevail. Agreeing the referendum is only half the battle. Her side lost
last time. She says she knows she had to do more to win votes, but he
hits her proposition. It is down to us to make the economic case for
independence. That is clearly the questions that people ask, and we
will. But we should also be clear about this. Those who argue for
Scotland to stay in the UK have big economic questions to answer to.
There was also some policy, money for mental health care, digital
skills and to pay childcare workers the living wage. But by far it was a
skills and to pay childcare workers constitutional pledge that won the
most passionate response. Scotland's future would be in Scotland's hands.
Haas support is guaranteed, but what happens next? That is not so clear.
The former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has called
for a new form of federal home rule for Scotland, to avoid
what he called the "extremes" of independence and
But the SNP and the Conservatives dismissed the idea.
At the same time we shouldn't lose a membership of the British single
market and that is not the SNP's policy, to take it out of that, 1
million jobs depend on that. He says Scots must have more control of
farming, fisheries and environment as well as banking and packs. The
Conservatives say more powers will come to all part of the UK when we
leave the EU. Mr Brown's speech does is highlight, they say, is widely
bad for a referendum is so inconsiderate. Nasa has argued the
Labour Party is so divided in Westminster and so weak in Scotland
that they are in force. -- not a force.
Rugby now, and the Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says he got just
In his last match in charge, Scotland defeated Italy 29-0.
Kheredine Idessane reports from Murrayfield.
A full house roared its approval as Finn Russell scored just if for the
half hour to add to an earlier penalty by Stuart Hogg, and in
Scotland went on to have a 15-0 half-time lead. In this outscored
and in perhaps the best was saved half-time lead. In this outscored
for last as Stuart Hogg laid in Tommy Seymour 44 Scottish try and a
29-0 win. Folly and going head coach Vern Cotter. I was a supporter
before I came here and I will be a supporter now, but with additional
emotional attachment. Vern Cotter's last match in charge of Scotland
three wins and a six Nations campaign for the first time in over
a decade. He hands over to Gregor Townsend feeling that he is less
Scottish rugby in a much better position than he found it.
Football,and here are all today's Premiership results.
Aberdeen's victory over Hearts means that Celtic cannot
Elsewhere, there were wins for St Johnstone and Rangers.
Now before we go, let's get the weather outlook for tonight
Invaded evening. We are looking at outbreaks of rain crossing the
country tonight. Low pressure to the north of ours, generating these
trailing whether France, updates and brains, and this is the remnants of
storm Stella that not all that snow to America earlier this week. Try
initially, but here is a band of rain sweeping and across the country
tonight, accompanied by strengthening south-westerly winds
in the south-west corner. When spec up in the north and as we head
through the night in the rain does become confined to the south west
but showers farther north and some rain across Shetland. Clear
conditions feeding end but it will turn colder across more northern
part around the four Celsius, milder in the south. A tale of two halves
tomorrow, dry clear whether in the north with one or two showers, rain
any south sinking southwards, a much improved day across south-west
Scotland, the sunshine coming through. Across the UK, that weather
front responsible for the rain is sinking southwards into the north of
England, Northern Ireland and parts of Wales, but ahead of that a lot of
dry weather, bright sunny spells and temperatures mild across the south,
1314 Celsius. Colder in the sunshine across northern Scotland, but we
will see its sunny spells coming through. Showers coming towards the
west and the north, a lot of dry weather to be had to, and as we had
was beginning next week. Sunshine and showers at times, it will turn
notably colder as we head to next week. Hazard
And that's all from Reporting Scotland for now.
Our next update is tomorrow evening at 5:50pm.
Until then, from everyone here, good evening.