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The Scottish National Party's leaders have delivered a defiant
warning to the Prime Minister, telling the party's
conference they will not allow her to thwart plans
The First Minister is also urging Theresa May to take
We will bring you the Prime Minister's response in a moment.
But first, our political editor, Brian Taylor, reports
A sense of history, the SNP Bosman Deborah Lee leader brandishes a
slogan devised by the party's Pathfinder, Winnie Ewing. They also
reckon historic change is under way now. It has been a pretty momentous
week in Scottish politics. Derek Mackay being tamed, the momentum.
The First Minister Scotland, Nicola. The SNP want a referendum before
shortly after Brexit is concluded. The Prime Minister will not
countenance that. Scotland will have its referendum and the people of
this country will have their choice. They will not be denied their say.
So, what to do? Who knows, another election might be around the corner.
A throwaway line but is it possible? In earlier Hollywood election to
force the Prime Minister to negotiating table? Senior SNP
strategists discount the idea of an early Hollywood reason -- Hollywood
election because unnecessary elections, it might not going to
live well for the SNP under a proportional voting system you can
never be entirely sure of and three, the most important, the SNP insist
they already have a mandate for a further referendum, arguably to call
another election would be to weaken that case. The SNP has sampled
opinion and focus groups and elsewhere, there is a degree of
resistance to an early referendum. But the party insists people are
open to the idea of Scotland having a choice in time to impact upon
Brexit. When that option is explained. So what about a
non-statutory advisory referendum? Nicola Sturgeon will snuffing out
but she is far from keen on that idea. Viewing it as a gesture
politics. -- will snuffing out. She wants the Prime Minister to talk now
about possible dates for a future referendum. -- rules nothing out.
Let's have a discussion, who knows, if I'd be only a matter of weeks or
months apart. I am up for continued discussion. Outside the hall,
prounion campaigners make discussion. Outside the hall,
point rather bluntly. But inside the conference, delegates are intent on
independence. And their leader appears undeterred by the obstacles
in her path. The Prime Minister today
renewed her opposition to another vote on Scotland's future
while the UK is in the process The Scottish Government's Brexit
Minister, Mike Russell, responded with a claim that this
course would lead to Here's our political
correspondent, Glenn Campbell. There is no meeting of minds between
these two leaders on Scotland's future. In Cardiff, the Prime
Minister accused the SNP of exploiting Brexit to pursue
independence. It is now clear that using Brexit as the pretext to
engineer a second independence referendum has been the SNP's sole
objective ever since last June. But it would be bad for Scotland, bad
for the United Kingdom and bad for us all. As the SNP conference,
Scottish ministers save their attempts to broker a Brexit
compromise work rebuffed and that another independence referendum must
be allowed when the terms of Brexit become clear. If the Scottish
Parliament was to have a referendum, it would be an extremely
undemocratic act to try and stop that. What if she still says no? The
reality is we are then in a constitutional crisis because the
Scottish Parliament has expressed constitutional crisis because the
its opinion, is we have the awake or sitting down and discussing it. Can
you have a referendum anyway? I do not think we are near that stage but
view is there must be a referendum at the Scottish Parliament bowsprit.
So what do SNP supporters think of it should do? I am sure she will
have her away. I have full faith in Nicola Sturgeon. If the UK
Government is unwilling to compromise, I think we should go for
it. I don't think anyone here would want it to be that, I think we would
want to have that agreement. This expert thinks this could be a
lengthy dispute. This could go on for a very long time. It could go on
for several years with neither side giving way and meanwhile has be
negotiated. There is no obvious end to this stand-off between the
Scottish and UK governments in sight. Unless, of course, there is a
big shift in public opinion, either for or against another independence
referendum. Glenn Campbell, Reporting Scotland, Aberdeen.
A conservation charity has taken North Sea and west coast haddock,
staple of the traditional fish supper, off its list
Not everyone agrees with the move, as Rebecca Curran reports.
Haddock was on the menu today for twins Jack and Elsa, it is their
favourite fish but according to the Marine conservation Society, stocks
are lower than they should be. They have taken it off their
sustainability list and suggests people try waiting or hate instead.
But this fish merchant disagrees. I could not believe it. -- Bagadur.
There was a wreck at landing. -- wrecker. I hope the consumer will
see it will stop I hope Google keep eating habits because they love it.
The Marine conservation Society its downgrading fish stocks fell last
year. -- it downgraded. The assessment is that the fish in
question at the biomass is above and below the levels recommended for
maintaining the sustainable fishery in the long-term. But the Fishermans
Federation has the mud of the society retracts the claims, which
they say are false. They are not fishermen or scientists, they have
scientists among them but they are not embedded as we are in the
day-to-day stewardship of these stocks. We know when the sustainable
or not and we get proper accreditation. And they come out
with this lightweight stuff about potentially damaging busters were
not happy as you may have gathered. Several hundred boxes of haddock
have been landed here in Peterhead last week alone. Much of it headed
for for fish and chip shops. But mixed messages over sustainability
will undoubtedly confuse consumers who will be left wondering whether
or not they can order their Friday fish supper with a clear conscience.
Rebecca Taarabt, Reporting Scotland, Peterhead. -- Rebecca Curran.
Police searching for Moira Anderson, the schoolgirl who disappeared
60 years ago, say they've identified five areas of interest on
Radar and sonar equipment has been used to pinpoint the areas
The 11-year-old left her grandmother's house in Coatbridge
Police believe that the bus's driver, Alexander Gartshore,
murdered her, before disposing of her body.
Let's get the weekend weather outlook now, from Kawser.
Good evening. So far this evening it has been quite cloudy and wet with
her bridge of rain falling as snow over the highest road routes in the
North. Some snow on the ground here, and while it will be cloudy and wet
for a while, it will become drier as we head through the night. The rain
clearing away as we head through the night. Mainly cloudy skies across
the central belt and the South, but the poor North and North East, the
risk of icy stretches under clear skies, temperatures dipping close to
freezing in places and the Met Office had issued a yellow warning
for part of a Highland, Moray and Aberdeenshire. For towns and cities,
temperatures in the South, seven or eight Celsius, close to freezing in
the North. Tomorrow, here is the wider picture for the UK. The
largest and driest conditions will be further towards the South East
and across parts of Scotland. Across the West, outbreaks of rain pushing
into Northern Ireland and parts of Wales and north-western Scotland.
Coverage is here mild, 12 to 15. If you're heading to Edinburgh for the
rugby, it will be dry and where to start with bar code will increase
during the match, but staying largely dry. The afternoon, starting
to see cloud and rain thickening across South West. There may be some
damp weather Ford Humphreys and Galloway, and western parts of the
border. The East Coast dry with sunshine. -- would present Galloway.
Across Orkney some persistent showers throughout the course of the
day. For the evening, the rain are piling in across the West, some of
it heavy at times. That will last until Sunday morning. Sunday, some
onto -- uncertainty, but it looks as though Bill approved by the
afternoon with more on the way of sunnier spells.
From everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around