31/03/2017 Reporting Scotland


31/03/2017

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The First Minister has formally requested the transfer of powers

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from Westminster to hold an independence referendum.

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In a letter to the Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon says there is "no

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rational reason" why this request should be declined.

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But Downing Street says it would be wrong to hold

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talks while the details of Brexit remain uncertain.

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And the Scottish Tories accused the First Minister

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On a sofa, the image of shoes off relaxation,

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the First Minister signs a letter urging an Independence

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Referendum, an obvious contrast with the Prime Minister, signing goodbye

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to the EU at a desk below a portrait of Britain's first Prime Minister.

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One I sit around the day goes shipping table...

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Nicola Sturgeon says she wishes Theresa May every

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success in Brexit talks, promising full and constructive support.

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But she reminds the Prime Minister that the Scottish

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Parliament has now voted for an Independence Referendum to coincide

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with the inclusion of those Brexit negotiations.

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The First Minister adds that there appears to be no

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rational reason for you to stand in the way of the will of the Scottish

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Parliament, and I hope you will not do so.

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I asked the First Minister why now, when she knew the Prime

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I'm writing to the Prime Minister today,

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to set out the rational case for the will of the Scottish Parliament.

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I'm writing to her to formally request that she

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respects the view of the Scottish parliament.

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What we're dealing with his natural gas me or the SNP, this

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If she refuses to enter into these discussions, what I said very

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In my view the will of the Scottish parliament must be

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It is a question not of if it is respected, but how.

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Spokesman for the Prime Minister confirmed she would not enter any

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The Scottish Tories say the focus should

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It is a highly theatrical gesture we have all been

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This is a request for a referendum which the people of

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Scotland don't want, and the Prime Minister has made it

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clear she does not believe now is the time.

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In many respects this is pure theatrical

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It will not serve any meaningful purpose and we will not

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be having a referendum in the immediate future until our future

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outside of the European Union is clear.

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Nicola Sturgeon insists Scotland must be given a choice.

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The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow, killing six

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people in December 2014, has been banned from driving

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for three years and will have to wear an electronic tag

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Arriving at the sheriff court knowing he could face a custodial

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Last month, Harry Clarke, on the right, pleaded guilty to

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His licence was taken away after he lost

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consciousness at the wheel of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow city

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But just nine months after the crash, he was seen back behind

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Harry Clarke admitted driving on this road

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Neighbours had seen him from a window

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getting into his car in the

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private car park near his home, turning on the headlights and

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In his defence, Harry Clarke's lawyer said

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he had driven the car 30 yards from the car

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park to the front door and

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In court last month, Harry Clarke admitted

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or should have known he was

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unfit to drive following the bin lorry tragedy, and an episode more

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than four years earlier when he worked as a bus driver for first

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But a fatal accident enquiry also held here heard he had a

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history of fainting and blackouts over 30

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years, and had been to the

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The enquiry found he had lied on forms

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And the crash could have been avoided had he told the truth about

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Harry Clarke's lawyer said nothing he said today in

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mitigation is intended in any wait to diminish the events of December

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Sentencing Harry Clarke today for driving again, the sheriff

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told him the decision he had taken to drive

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short distance, was wholly irresponsible and reprehensible, and

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placed the safety of the public at risk.

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He said, you must have been acutely aware of the possible

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consequences of you losing consciousness while driving.

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Harry Clarke has been banned from driving

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for three years, although his license had already been revoked

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He will be supervised for a year, is tagged and on a curfew

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If he breaches this, the consequences could be

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An employment tribunal case taken by two foster carers in Glasgow

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could have wide-ranging implications for the future status

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James and Christine Johnstone want all carers to be treated

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as employees by local authorities, with all the rights

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Glasgow City Council says it works closely with its carers to resolve

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We work with vulnerable young people, we are

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We're getting involved, we are trying our

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Why local authorities kicks -- scared to give us employee rights or

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The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has called for people who wish to appear

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during its first public hearings to come forward.

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They'll begin at the end of May, and will hear evidence

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from survivor groups and large care providers as well as

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The inquiry says evidence is continuing to be taken

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Every pregnant woman in Scotland will receive free

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The Scottish Government said the move was aimed at improving

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the health of parents and children, and had widespread support

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Football, and Aberdeen thrashed Dundee 7-0 at Dens Park to ensure

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that Celtic will have to wait to be crowned

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The Dons were four up at half time, and Andrew Coinsidine scored

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They're now 11 points clear of Rangers in third place.

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Edinburgh lost by 22 points to 32 against La Rochelle

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at Murrayfield, in the quarter finals of the European

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Duncan Weir's penalty drew Edinburgh to within four

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points of the French side, but they pulled away again.

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Well, It's over to Kirsteen now with the weather outlook

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After some rain across much of the country, tonight is looking largely

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dry, fairly cloudy, do hold onto some light patchy rain, hourly

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across the far north north-west. The 1st of April, it dawns on a cloudy

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node with how big is raining in west, particularly giving way to

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showers in the morning which will eventually become fairly widespread.

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It will be bright sunny spells in between. Around 2pm tomorrow, we

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could see some showers just about anywhere, fairly heavy, some will be

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slow-moving with little in terms of wind. Brightness, some sunshine in

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between the showers, and with temperatures around 1013 Celsius for

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most of ours, given some sunshine and light wind. It would feel too

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bad. Across the rest of the UK, much the same story, sunshine and April

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showers. Heavy, slow moving, potentially thundery in nature, but

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with plenty of brightness and sunshine in between. Temperatures

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are widely entered double figures, peeking into 16 Celsius across the

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south-east. Tomorrow evening, we have this ridge of high pressure

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which begins to Bruges in, and that will kill off the UK. A dry night to

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come, clear with a touch of Frost in some sheltered rule spots. As we

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head into Sunday, high-pressure staying with us, a dry day to come

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across brightness and sunshine. Temperatures climbing well into

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double figures and with light winds that will yield really quite

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pleasant in the sunshine. A look ahead to the beginning of next week,

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that area of high pressure will begin to pull away, we'll see some

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rain moving into the west of Scotland and across Northern

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Ireland, always back and try a further east. Hazard

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From everyone on the late team here in Glasgow,

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to sit down and really flush everything out.

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