17/03/2017 Reporting Scotland


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The Scottish National Party's leaders have delivered a defiant

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warning to the Prime Minister, telling the party's

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conference they will not allow her to thwart plans

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The First Minister is also urging Theresa May to take

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We will bring you the Prime Minister's response in a moment.

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But first, our political editor, Brian Taylor, reports

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A sense of history, the SNP Bosman Deborah Lee leader brandishes a

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slogan devised by the party's Pathfinder, Winnie Ewing. They also

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reckon historic change is under way now. It has been a pretty momentous

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week in Scottish politics. Derek Mackay being tamed, the momentum.

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The First Minister Scotland, Nicola. The SNP want a referendum before

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shortly after Brexit is concluded. The Prime Minister will not

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countenance that. Scotland will have its referendum and the people of

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this country will have their choice. They will not be denied their say.

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So, what to do? Who knows, another election might be around the corner.

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A throwaway line but is it possible? In earlier Hollywood election to

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force the Prime Minister to negotiating table? Senior SNP

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strategists discount the idea of an early Hollywood reason -- Hollywood

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election because unnecessary elections, it might not going to

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live well for the SNP under a proportional voting system you can

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never be entirely sure of and three, the most important, the SNP insist

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they already have a mandate for a further referendum, arguably to call

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another election would be to weaken that case. The SNP has sampled

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opinion and focus groups and elsewhere, there is a degree of

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resistance to an early referendum. But the party insists people are

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open to the idea of Scotland having a choice in time to impact upon

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Brexit. When that option is explained. So what about a

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non-statutory advisory referendum? Nicola Sturgeon will snuffing out

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but she is far from keen on that idea. Viewing it as a gesture

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politics. -- will snuffing out. She wants the Prime Minister to talk now

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about possible dates for a future referendum. -- rules nothing out.

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Let's have a discussion, who knows, if I'd be only a matter of weeks or

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months apart. I am up for continued discussion. Outside the hall,

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prounion campaigners make discussion. Outside the hall,

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point rather bluntly. But inside the conference, delegates are intent on

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independence. And their leader appears undeterred by the obstacles

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in her path. The Prime Minister today

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renewed her opposition to another vote on Scotland's future

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while the UK is in the process The Scottish Government's Brexit

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Minister, Mike Russell, responded with a claim that this

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course would lead to Here's our political

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correspondent, Glenn Campbell. There is no meeting of minds between

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these two leaders on Scotland's future. In Cardiff, the Prime

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Minister accused the SNP of exploiting Brexit to pursue

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independence. It is now clear that using Brexit as the pretext to

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engineer a second independence referendum has been the SNP's sole

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objective ever since last June. But it would be bad for Scotland, bad

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for the United Kingdom and bad for us all. As the SNP conference,

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Scottish ministers save their attempts to broker a Brexit

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compromise work rebuffed and that another independence referendum must

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be allowed when the terms of Brexit become clear. If the Scottish

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Parliament was to have a referendum, it would be an extremely

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undemocratic act to try and stop that. What if she still says no? The

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reality is we are then in a constitutional crisis because the

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Scottish Parliament has expressed constitutional crisis because the

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its opinion, is we have the awake or sitting down and discussing it. Can

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you have a referendum anyway? I do not think we are near that stage but

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view is there must be a referendum at the Scottish Parliament bowsprit.

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So what do SNP supporters think of it should do? I am sure she will

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have her away. I have full faith in Nicola Sturgeon. If the UK

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Government is unwilling to compromise, I think we should go for

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it. I don't think anyone here would want it to be that, I think we would

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want to have that agreement. This expert thinks this could be a

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lengthy dispute. This could go on for a very long time. It could go on

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for several years with neither side giving way and meanwhile has be

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negotiated. There is no obvious end to this stand-off between the

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Scottish and UK governments in sight. Unless, of course, there is a

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big shift in public opinion, either for or against another independence

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referendum. Glenn Campbell, Reporting Scotland, Aberdeen.

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A conservation charity has taken North Sea and west coast haddock,

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staple of the traditional fish supper, off its list

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Not everyone agrees with the move, as Rebecca Curran reports.

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Haddock was on the menu today for twins Jack and Elsa, it is their

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favourite fish but according to the Marine conservation Society, stocks

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are lower than they should be. They have taken it off their

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sustainability list and suggests people try waiting or hate instead.

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But this fish merchant disagrees. I could not believe it. -- Bagadur.

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There was a wreck at landing. -- wrecker. I hope the consumer will

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see it will stop I hope Google keep eating habits because they love it.

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The Marine conservation Society its downgrading fish stocks fell last

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year. -- it downgraded. The assessment is that the fish in

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question at the biomass is above and below the levels recommended for

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maintaining the sustainable fishery in the long-term. But the Fishermans

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Federation has the mud of the society retracts the claims, which

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they say are false. They are not fishermen or scientists, they have

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scientists among them but they are not embedded as we are in the

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day-to-day stewardship of these stocks. We know when the sustainable

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or not and we get proper accreditation. And they come out

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with this lightweight stuff about potentially damaging busters were

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not happy as you may have gathered. Several hundred boxes of haddock

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have been landed here in Peterhead last week alone. Much of it headed

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for for fish and chip shops. But mixed messages over sustainability

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will undoubtedly confuse consumers who will be left wondering whether

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or not they can order their Friday fish supper with a clear conscience.

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Rebecca Taarabt, Reporting Scotland, Peterhead. -- Rebecca Curran.

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Police searching for Moira Anderson, the schoolgirl who disappeared

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60 years ago, say they've identified five areas of interest on

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Radar and sonar equipment has been used to pinpoint the areas

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The 11-year-old left her grandmother's house in Coatbridge

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Police believe that the bus's driver, Alexander Gartshore,

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murdered her, before disposing of her body.

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Let's get the weekend weather outlook now, from Kawser.

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Good evening. So far this evening it has been quite cloudy and wet with

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her bridge of rain falling as snow over the highest road routes in the

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North. Some snow on the ground here, and while it will be cloudy and wet

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for a while, it will become drier as we head through the night. The rain

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clearing away as we head through the night. Mainly cloudy skies across

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the central belt and the South, but the poor North and North East, the

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risk of icy stretches under clear skies, temperatures dipping close to

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freezing in places and the Met Office had issued a yellow warning

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for part of a Highland, Moray and Aberdeenshire. For towns and cities,

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temperatures in the South, seven or eight Celsius, close to freezing in

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the North. Tomorrow, here is the wider picture for the UK. The

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largest and driest conditions will be further towards the South East

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and across parts of Scotland. Across the West, outbreaks of rain pushing

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into Northern Ireland and parts of Wales and north-western Scotland.

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Coverage is here mild, 12 to 15. If you're heading to Edinburgh for the

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rugby, it will be dry and where to start with bar code will increase

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during the match, but staying largely dry. The afternoon, starting

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to see cloud and rain thickening across South West. There may be some

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damp weather Ford Humphreys and Galloway, and western parts of the

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border. The East Coast dry with sunshine. -- would present Galloway.

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Across Orkney some persistent showers throughout the course of the

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day. For the evening, the rain are piling in across the West, some of

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it heavy at times. That will last until Sunday morning. Sunday, some

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onto -- uncertainty, but it looks as though Bill approved by the

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afternoon with more on the way of sunnier spells.

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From everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around

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