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Tonight, on Reporting Scotland: The Prime Minister confirms Brexit


means that Britain will leave the single market -


Nicola Sturgeon says that makes a second independence


Does it make a second independence referendum all but inevitable? Well,


I think that is very likely the case.


Also on the programme: The two professional footballers judged


to be rapists after this woman successfully brought a civil case


Detectives hunting a gunman who shot a man outside a Glasgow primary


school say he was seen in the area three days before.


She found fame as Doctor Who's companion, now actress Karen Gillan


is making her first feature film as a director.


And a difficult story to swallow - the unlikely tale of the puppy


which had to be operated on after eating


The First Minister has told BBC Scotland that a second independence


referendum is now closer after the Prime Minister announced


that Britain would quit the European single market.


Theresa May promised to consider Scottish options but warned


she would do nothing that undermined what she called "the precious Union"


In response, Nicola Sturgeon warned there must now be compromise or that


a further referendum appeared "all but inevitable."


This from our political editor Brian Taylor.


Theresa May spoke to Nicola Sturgeon before delivering her speech today,


but she already knew the First Minister's terms. Nicola Sturgeon


would be fairer second independence referendum if Britain stayed in the


single market or helped Scotland stay at a special deal. To


strengthen the precious union between the four nations of the


United Kingdom. The Prime Minister categorically ruled out option one -


Britain would not hold onto bits of EU membership will stop what I am


proposing cannot mean membership of the single market. So, downfall


sturgeon option one. What about option two, a special deal for


Scotland? Theresa May said she would consider a plan put forward by the


Scottish Government, but there are clear limits. We won't agree on


everything, but I look forward to working with the administration 's


in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to deliver a Brexit that


works for the whole of the United Kingdom. As we do so, our guiding


principle must be to ensure that as we leave the EU, no new barriers to


living in doing business within our own union are created. Nicola


Sturgeon concedes that doesn't sound like a special deal for Scotland is


on, but she says she will persist, arguing that Theresa May's overall


approach is wrong. It is clear that Theresa May wants to take the UK


after a hard Brexit cliff edge. The direction she set the day has not


been driven by the rational best interests of the country. It's clear


it has been driven by the obsessions of Ukip and the hard right of our


own party. Given what you say, does it bring an independence referendum


closer? Yes, undoubtedly. I said on the 24th of June that I thought it


was highly likely. I have tried to compromise ever since, I put forward


options in line with what I I would do, examined the options, and I


remain committed to exhausting those, but I am not prepared to


allow Scotland's interests simply to those, but I am not prepared to


be cast aside. Does it make a second independence referendum all but


inevitable? Well, I... I think that is very likely the case. What I have


heard today from the Prime Minister is an inability to engage in


discussions that further compromise. There comes a point of democratic


principle, I think, and that is that if there is going to be such a


fundamental change to the kind of country we are going to be, and


we're looking as if we're going to be taken down a path that wasn't


what was contemplated in 2014, then it may be that the Scottish people


want to do that, but they shouldn't be forced to do that without having


the ability to choose between that and what I would think is a future.


But more bargaining to come first, and that Hollywood tonight, MSPs


voted to endorse ministerial efforts to preserve Scotland's plays in the


single market. To try to make sense


of where this leaves us, I'm joined now by Brian at Holyrood,


David Porter is in Westminster, and our Business and Economy


editor Douglas Fraser First, Brian, the rhetoric has been


ramped up about a second referendum at every stage of this Brexit debate


- is it really all but inevitable? That is the phrase I put her, and


she agreed with it. You know what, I That is the phrase I put her, and


really do think it is looking that way. Left in peace, Nicola Sturgeon


I don't think would be contemplating an independence referendum at this


stage, but Brexit changes everything. Just as Theresa May. She


supported the European single market, not least in the most recent


Conservative manifesto, but now sounds assured in saying there could


be advantages to a global route. Today, we saw a fundamental


division, if you like, in Scottish and UK politics. If you can't -- if


you support the Conservatives, Theresa May is saying, we listen to


the people and a chair. Nationalists will say, which people?


David, how likely is this renewed talk of an independence referendum


Jackie, I think the short answer is, no, it will not. UK ministers and


Theresa May herself are at pains to say they want to involve and engage


with Eddie both administrations as the Brexit negotiations get


underway, and they want to hear what the Scottish Government has the


same. Listening to someone is not the same as saying you agree. Before


her speech this morning, Theresa May spoke on the phone to Nicola


Sturgeon and would have been perfectly aware of the First


Minister's reaction when Theresa May will have told our it was her


intention that she was going to leave the single market. The view


from Downing Street is that talk of a second independence referendum is


a distraction. They say it was all sorted out in 2014, and now we are


in 2017, moving towards Brexit, and they argue that the decision to


leave the European Union was taken by the whole of the UK. Therefore,


it will be sorted out by the whole of the UK as well.


Douglas, what has business been making of today's


We have been told that Brexit means uncertainty. Businesses after more


clarity about what a Brexit could look like. They have got that today,


more of it than they expected from today's prime ministerial speech.


They also wanted, certainly exporting businesses, to retain


access to the single market, or at least a customs union, access to


recruit workers from elsewhere in Europe. They haven't got any of


that, but they have heard the Prime Minister set out plans for what she


thinks could be at least as good, acknowledging their concerns, and


other deals been struck with countries around the world. There


was some scepticism about how much of that can be achieved through


negotiation. This is a starting point of what Theresa May would like


overtime. The other question is, how fast can this be achieved? That is


the main concern, that there is a cliff edge, that after two years of


negotiation we go over the edge. They want plans in place soon, and


that is their main concern. They could seek out opportunities under a


new regime. They have clarity, but in Scotland, they have another


concern, because if we are moving towards another independence


referendum in Scotland, there was less clarity for those that operate


in Scotland. Douglas, thank you. And thank you to David and Brian.


Former Scotland international footballer David Goodwillie


rapists and ordered to pay ?100,000 in damages,


despite never facing a criminal trial.


The civil case was taken by Denise Clair, who waived her


She said she was devastated when the Crown dropped


the criminal case last year but she was determined


Our correspondent Lucy Adams reports.


David Goodwillie, scoring for his country in 2011. COMMENTATOR: It is


a fantastic penalty from David Goodwillie. And his former


team-mate, David Robb Dodson, playing for Dundee United. -- David


Robertson. It was ruled today that both men break the niece Claire in


2011, and they have been ordered to pay ?100,000 in damages. She says


she was incapable of consenting because of her alcohol consumption.


The judge found her to be cogent, and compelling. In a statement,


Denise Claire said she is delighted but feels let down by a justice


system that dropped the criminal case last year. The Crown Office


says there was not sufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.


Experts say the threshold is different. If the Crown are going to


take a case forward, they have to ask the question, have we got enough


evidence to prove to a jury beyond reasonable doubt that this happened?


The other option is our balance of probabilities, so it is not the same


question being asked. Experts say that today's result could lead to


far more victims of rape coming forward. We know that most rape


cases reported to the police never come to court, which can be


devastating for the person reporting the crime. This gives another


option. It is the first civil case in living memory for rape will stop


I think people will see this case anything, there is another way that


I can get justice and validation that what happened to me was raped


and was wrong. Goodwillie currently plays for Plymouth Argyle, and


Robertson for Cowdenbeath. Both clubs said today they are examining


the judgment and that neither man will play in the meantime. Lucy


Adams, Reporting Scotland. The Scottish Government is to carry


out a review of how doctors, pharmacists and other social care


services are staffed It comes as latest figures show A


waiting time targets were missed Our health correspondent,


Lisa Summers, is at the Western Is this an admission


that they haven't got I think there will be resistance if


this were about asking GPs to work longer hours or putting pressure on


overstretched services. The Scottish Government says this is not about


making people work harder but about working more efficiently and


integrating services in health and social care. There are challenges


for hospitals on public holidays, as we can see from the poor A waiting


Times published today. This place acts as a base for out of hours GP


services, so this will be an extension of the review that is due


to be published in the summer. The spotlight will fall on the Cabinet


secretary tomorrow who will face questions in Parliament about trauma


centres that were due to be in place by now.


It's thought a gunman who shot a man outside a primary school yesterday


had been hanging around the school gates the previous Friday.


The shooting happened at St George's in the Pennilee area of Glasgow just


as parents were dropping off their children.


The victim was 35-year-old Ross Monaghan, who was cleared of murder


in 2012. Extra police patrols have been put


in place here for the next few days. Officers from the forensics


Department spent the day trying to find bullet casings. There is still


a significant police presence here. The force told us today that the


gunman came round this corner here, pushing a brand-new badly, which we


believe the firearm was inside. He crossed the road, shot at the


victim, who were standing here, at a range of 10-15 metres, then made off


with the buggy RAM that corner, where the police say he may have had


a car waiting for him. -- round that corner. There was a man who met that


description with a buggy with no child in it on Friday morning. Do


you think he was doing a recce or that he intended to shoot that they?


We are unsure. It may have been that he was just surveying the area prior


to Monday's shooting. Police are appealing to anyone with information


to come forward. Urgent work is needed to rebuild


the relationship between Scotland's teachers and the exams body,


the SQA, according to MSPs. A Holyrood committee says it heard


"eye-opening" accounts of unclear guidance and mistakes


in exam papers. The agency is promising


improvements. Here's our education


correspondent, Jamie McIvor. It was the biggest story to come out


of the exam results for years. Tonight, it has emerged that the new


higher maths exam was so difficult that the pass mark was love to 34%.


A badly misjudged exam, adding to the worries some teachers had about


the SQA. -- the pass mark was lowered to 34%. They have to make


sure that things are smooth, transparent and easy to the


teachers. At the end of the day, we are here to help the teachers to


help the children, and to make sure it is easy for teachers to get the


information they require. The SQA oversaw a shake-up to


qualifications, most of which went smoothly, but there were big


concerns - bureaucracy, workload and other mistakes, such as problems in


a computing exam last year. We are pleased that the committee has


recognised a very real pressure that schools, teachers and pupils have


been under in the last few years with the changes to qualifications.


We hope that their voice being added to the pressure will see some change


moving forward. The committee wants improvements in the way the SQA


communicates with teachers, and fresh efforts to avoid problems with


exam questions. We offered the SQA the opportunity to be interviewed


today, but they declined. They pointed us to a statement they


already get, in which they say they will study the committee's


recommendations and that the error recommendations and that the error


-- they are committed to following guidance. Hollywood's education


committee will expect its criticisms to get results.


You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.


The Prime Minister confirms Brexit means that Britain


Nicola Sturgeon says that makes a second independence


Clever. Yes, you are, you're so clever.


A difficult story to swallow, the unlikely tale of the puppy


which had to be operated on after eating


How would you feel about having to pay a tax to park your car at work?


It's one idea being considered by ministers to help meet Scotland's


Our environment correspondent, Kevin Keane, reports


from Nottingham, where a Workplace Parking


This is a city where trams and buses are at the heart of its transport


policy. This tram... The latest extension to Nottingham's tram


network opened last year and it's being paid for by car drivers.


Drivers like Tim, whose business is charged almost ?400 for each parking


space. Some firms passed the levy on to drivers. Others, like this


unwith, take the hit themselves. I think there is a danger of cities


being anti-car and cities who are think there is a danger of cities


not anti-car I think will have an edge. We like our cars. The


Workplace Parking Levy is almost universally disliked by the


businesses which pay it and, in some areas, it's creating problems which


didn't exist, as drivers park on the roadside instead of the car park.


Tomorrow is our meeting... John Townsend runs a firm which doesn't


have any spaces. He found it to be such of a problem he moved part of


his business out of Nottingham. People who work for larger


companies, who don't want to pay the levy, have parked here. People who


run businesses take up the spaces early in the morning. By the time my


staff get here there is absolutely nowhere to park at all. The levy


raced more than ?34 million in revenue in the first four years of


its existence. The funds have been reinvested in transport


infrastructure with the new tram its flagship pro 8 jebth. A big


investment was made in Nottingham's railway station, which has been


fully revamped for the Council it's a classic carp rot and stick


approach. It's certainly about providing good options for people


that are not just simply using their cars, but I think it's about


recognising that in a inner city, not just now, in 10 years, 20 years


or 30 years time you have to put a premium on car usage and car parking


spaces. If you don't do that you end up with a gridlocked city. The


university's bill is almost ?1 million. They have a system of


recouping their money based on salary and engine emissions. Those


in charge tell me it works. It is making a difference. It continues to


help to reduce the number of vehicles on our campuses. There was


a lot of objection when the levy was introduced, it's not proved


politically damaging. Environmental groups who support the Workplace


Parking Levy say bringing it to Scotland would demonstrate a real


commitment to reducing car use. She first found fame


as Dr Who's companion and has since won a string of roles


in Hollywood films. But Inverness born Karen Gillan


has always been keen This week, she's been making her


first feature film in Scotland and it could have some big benefits


for the homegrown industry. Our arts correspondent,


Pauline McLean, reports. A hushed waiting room in a Scottish


station. But it's not a train they are waiting on but actor turned


director, Karen Gillan. She has a debut feature coming out called


Tupperware Party. When I fist started when I was a young child


expressing an interest in all of this I had a video camera and I was


directing little horror short films at the time. It feels weirdly like


I'm back where it started. It feels exactly the same everything is on a


slightly bigger scale now. The film which Karen wrote an stars in deals


with the sensitive subject of suicide. It's the first and smallest


of five films planned by the new American company, Mount Hollywood


shall which aims to promote women in the industry. They are planning to


return with even bigger film projects. It's about Scotland. We


had to come to Scotland. I'm happy we did. It's great working here. We


had an amazing time. We are moving some of our other projects to


Scotland because of our - how much we enjoyed working here. That, say


those who work here all year round, is why Scotland needs its own film


studio and soon. International productions come to Scotland anyway.


They come for lots of specific things. They are staying and they


are doing more and we have some big films coming in this year, but you


know that would be the norm, not the exception, if we had a proper


industry-sized stage to retain those projects here. As for Karen, whose


career began as Doctor Who's assistant, Amelia Pond, it's set to


be a busy year with three films in the can and she will bring back her


character Nebula, which will be the can and she will bring back her


partly filmed in Scotland. It's amazing. Will you be back here? I


hope so. I fear it will be sod's law but it will happen in Atlanta where


the rest of the filming is happening. We'll see.


The Scotland women's national coach, Anna Signeul, will step down


after the Uefa Euro 2017 finals this summer to become head coach


The Swede has been in the post for 12 years.


The news comes as she prepares Scotland for their first-ever


The Scotland team arrived in Cyprus yesterday to prepare for the


European Championships. That's when they were told their head coach of


12 years would be leaving them. Nothing is for ever, you know, when


you work in sport and when you are coach. That is eventually what is


going to happen. I think this is a good way of ending. I think it's


also good opportunity for me, too. To continue with another job. The


women's game in Scotland looks very different since Signeul first


arrived in 2005. She has played a key role in introducing an Academy


system to support the development of talented players. The former


Scotland skipper, Julie Fleeting, was one of the first to welcome


Signeul when she arrived? 12 years ago, as a player, you trained twice


a week and played your game on a under is. There wasn't a great deal


of focus on how you lived your life away from football.


COMMENTATOR: Thought required from Signeul. Signeul inherited a team


with a poor international record, but she refused to turn her back on


the long game. She developed her squad and in the autumn Scotland


qualified for their first major torn wment this victory over Iceland. Now


in Cyprus, they face a friendly double-header against Denmark.


Signeul says she is determined her announcement to leave for Finland


will not impact their preparations. You may have heard of Mack the Knife


? well, meet Macie the knife. Macie is a 15-week-old Staffordshire


bull terrier who swallowed a large kitchen knife and lived


to tell the tale. The Pdsa who treated her say it's


not unusual for dogs to eat all sorts of objects they shouldn't,


but this case is among the most Macie a 15-year-old old staffy was


looking for treats today. Late one night in December, her owner thought


this playful pup was shoebg choking on a toy. I thought there was


something in her throat. I thought she was oaking on the part, the


squeezy part of the toy. She made a choking sound - like, this squeal


came. I knew something was hurting her. That's how I phoned the vet.


X-rays clearly showed up it wasn't a toy she had swallowed but an eight


inch kitchen knife. I was absolutely shocked. Shocked. I couldn't believe


that she'd managed to swallow an entire knife. It was a knife I used


to peel the potatoes I don't know how she managed to get it out of the


dish water because it has a black plastic handle which the vet said


would have been appealing to her. The Pdsa who took care of her said


it's an amazing case and she's a lucky dog. If it had been the


opposite way round and it had been this end first, it would have been


fatal. She wouldn't be here to tell the tale. The only sign of the


puppy's trauma is the scar where vets operated to remove the knife.


I'm so thankful that she's actually... Survived. Macie is not


the only dog who is curious about what is in the dish washer. As this


family found out, that can be very dangerous indeed. Let's get the


weather now from Christopher. If you are in the west the forecast may be


difficult to swallow over the next few minutes! Sorry. It will be


cloudy across most of the west of the country over the next few days.


Fairly gloomy at times as well. High pressure in charge keeping things


cloudy, mostly dry and also milded with that south-westerly. Some


sunshine today across the north-east and the east in general. That will


continue tomorrow. For many, fairly ledden skies. Tonight largely dry,


cloudy and mostly mild. Here is the chart, there are a few spots of


light rain or drizzle in the west and north-west where the cloud is


thickest. Murk around the south-west and across the north-east, here some


clear spells. Temperatures falling away. A touch of frost. For many, no


lower than around Steven or eight overnight. It will be windy for


Shetland. Elsewhere the winds will be light. Tomorrow morning a breezy


start to the far north, the Western Isles and the northern isle Seb. The


best of the sunshine across the north-east. By mid afternoon, around


3.00pm, largely dry and cloudy across most of central and southern


Scotland, nine maybe ten Celsius. Winds light. Brighter moments to


East Lothian in towards the eastern borders. Further north, more


guaranteed through Angus, Aberdeenshire in towards Inverness


shire. Elsewhere fairly cloudy and a few spots of rain most likely up


towards Shetland. The winds will continue to ease through the course


of the day. Little change as we head through the rest of Wednesday in


towards Wednesday night. Come Thursday, we do it all again. It's


mostly cloudy, mostly dry and mostly mild. Where the cloud is thickest,


light drizzle. Something brighter to the west. That is because, come


Friday, we still have high pressure and the winds around it in a


clock-wise motion, we are dragging in colder, but dryer air. It travels


around the high and hopefully that means across western parts should be


a little brighter by Friday. That's the forecast for now. . it Thank you


very much. That's all from us. Goodbye.


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