19/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


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A UK general election will be held on the 8th of June after MPs backed

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the Prime Minister's call for a snap poll.

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the Scottish National Party's

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initial election pitch here this morning, before MPs had even voted

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on the Conservative Government's plans for that June election.

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And when it came to the vote on that issue this afternoon,

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Here's our Westminster Correspondent, Nick Eardley.

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It started with Nicola Sturgeon quick off the mark. Only the SNP

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stands between Scotland and an increasingly hardline Tory

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government. She offered to work with other parties to try and keep the

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Conservatives out of government and argued that SNP win in Scotland

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would be a case against the Independent vote. When the tide is

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right, will crumble to dust. In 2015, her party won 26 of Scotland's

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right, will crumble to dust. In 59 seats. Will be aiming for the

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same this time? I be leading a campaign to reach Tain -- return

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each and everyone of the constituencies. Winning those 56

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seats would be a huge challenge for Nicola Sturgeon's party. The only

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way is down. This party... Hello! Smiles as the campaign begins but

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there's a long road ahead. The Prime Minister hopes to be smiling too.

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She wants to backing for her Brexit plans. The government offering a

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chance to vote for the general election that will secure the strong

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and stable leadership that continues to see is through Brexit and beyond.

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She's faced claims of hypocrisy for saying and independence would would

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be a distraction but then calling an election a response. Now is the time

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for a general election because it will strengthen our hand on the

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negotiations for Brexit. Now is not the time for a second Scottish

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independence referendum because it will weaken our hand in negotiations

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on Brexit. The SNP and conservatives argue it's a straight battle between

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them in Scotland but others want European vote to do. The Liberal

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Democrats will speak for Scotland. If you want to send a message to the

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First Minister is that we don't want a second independent, and a message

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to the Prime Minister that we don't want a hard Brexit, you fought for

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the Labour Party. The eyes want a hard Brexit, you fought for

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right, 522. SNP MPs abstained. The nose to the left, 13. So for the

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next seven weeks, you'll hear arguments from across the political

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spectrum about policy, about a Brexit, about the future of the

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Brexit, about the future of the UK and Scotland.

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Or independence? Or is it about the economy?

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Our political editor Brian Taylor casts a wry glance

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In politics, these are troubled, confusing times. Let's take things

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back to the roots. Maybe over the next few weeks, you might find it

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handy to have a clove of garlic ready to kick those canvassers away!

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I want to quote that great Scottish sage, the movie ogre charrette. He

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reminded us that onions have layers. So, too, to elections. The first

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layer is the constituency. This is not a presidential contest. These

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old Westminster parliamentary elections, you're directly electing

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an MP, your local champion. elections, you're directly electing

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Secondly, the UK Government. You're selecting indirectly a tenant for

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this has. Your choosing and UK Cabinet in overall control of the

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economy, both sides of industry say alongside constitutional to mother

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must be an emphasis on growth and jobs. Focus on the economy, focus on

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telling us exactly what the government is going to do to create

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an environment that business can actually grow and business can

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invest in. That should be the priority. It's about jobs,

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investment and infrastructure for business. Focus on the policies that

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matter to people on that day basis. The quality of employment, the fact

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that too many people are working in precarious work with low pay, they

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don't have access to quality public services. Those people working in

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public services are struggling to provide quality public services.

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Layer three, Brexit. Theresa May wants support for her for long

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version of quitting the EU. She wants a bigger majorities to see

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that through Parliament. Opponents wants to challenge her, I'd is

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thwarting Brexit altogether, defending the single market, was

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seeking a Scottish team. And there's independence. The Tories up that a

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bigger vote for them across Scotland would ease the pressure for a

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referendum. By contrast, the SNP give primary focus to countering

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Conservative austerity and a hard Brexit. They insist they already

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have a Holyrood mandate for a referendum. But they say a big vote

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for them would reinforce that, meaning that Tory opposition would

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crumble to dust. But of course, there's another thing to bear in

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mind when you're in peeling the layers of an onion. It's cool all

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end in tears. -- it could all end in tears.

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So, to that campaign, and the battle for your votes to come.

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What is on your mind and how will you decide

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where to mark your cross on the ballot paper?

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Cameron Buttle reports from Scotland's most marginal seat.

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This is called Scots view. It was said to have been so Walter Scott's

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favoured few of the Scottish Borders. It's right in the heart of

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the Roxburgh and South Cliff constituency and that covers a huge

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swathe of southern Scotland. From the West to the Ettrick Valley,

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right over to Eyemouth in the east. All of that is the battle ground for

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the closest fight in Scotland. And that includes places like hike,

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Jedi, Galashiels and here in Kelso, when it's already the talk of the

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town. Personally I think public transport is a big issue here,

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because it's been cut so badly. And National Health Service. If

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because it's been cut so badly. And get rid of this independence, I

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would. That's not going to happen. Undecided. Scotland will go either

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owned or just stay. I don't know if she's... So you're going to go SNP?

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Yes. In one shape or another, this constituency had been Liberal

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Democrat for decades but in 2015, the SNP surge swept through the

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Borders as well, the candidate, Carl Kerr took a seat by just 320 foot.

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Second place went to the Scottish Conservatives, John Lamont. The Lib

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Dems Michael Daw was knocked down to third but still got more than 10,000

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votes. The question is, what will happen to those of us crusty mark it

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in interest in. Brexit is going to come into it. 60% voted to remain in

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Europe. 66% voted to remain in the United Kingdom. It's a mixed

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message, that's going out to the Tories, John Lamont will be

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expecting, I would imagine, to win this seat, to wrestle it away from

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Calum Kerr of the Nationalists. this seat, to wrestle it away from

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is the key vote. Labour has never had a big showing down here though

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is the key vote. Labour has never they do have the voters. But some of

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them are thinking hard about what they're going to do. Here, my vote

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would count, because I vote Labour. But I'll still vote Labour. You

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wouldn't think of tactical voting? No. Well, I might if I think the

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Tories might get an extra seat. There are around 75,000 votes to

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fight for in this constituency and a little over 300 in at the last time.

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It doesn't get better. -- it doesn't get any tighter.

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Police Scotland say officers have no authority to arrest

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a suspect who is the subject of an Interpol alert.

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Harris Binotti is being sought by authorities in Myanmar,

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They want to question him about the death of another British

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Both men had been working as teachers there.

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Mr Binotti left Myanmar the day before Mr Ferguson's body

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According to newspaper reports, Mr Binotti has

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And in Rugby, just two Scots have made it into the British

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and Irish Lions squad for the summer tour of New Zealand.

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More from our sports reporter David Currie.

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Two lions and a shirt, like the Windies Glasgow boys will wear on

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the Lions tour of New Zealand in the summer. No wonder the face gleaming.

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I'm chuffed to bits. It's hard to sum up. There's been a lot of us by

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collision over the last few weeks, who's going and who is not. As soon

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as my name was read out today, it was massively excitement. It's

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amazing. An amazing feeling. Really proud moment, proud moment for my

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family. It's just, yeah, as Evelyn described it, it's a

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once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing. After the successful six Nations in

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which Scotland won three of their five matches including wins over

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Wales and Ireland, there's disappointment to do. After all,

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there are 11 Irish and 12 Welsh players on the squad. To have two at

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this stage, is very disappointing. I thought the brothers might have

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gone. Finn Russell might have gone but if you look at the people whose

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selecting it, they'd be going with who they know, their Welshman, they

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Englishmen. The selection is a matter of opinion. We might slightly

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disagree but that's what makes it interesting. This will be a

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physically demanding tour, with ten matches being played in just about

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five weeks, including three tests against the world champions, New

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Zealand. That means injuries and further call ups are inevitable.

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With Scotland on tour in Australia, the Lions are in New Zealand,

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Scotland players might make Andy stand-bys.

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Well, it's over to Chris now with the weather outlook

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Very cloudy skies across the country tonight. Also fairly mild

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conditions. A few spots of light rain and hillfort -- hill fog.

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Primarily in the West. And it's a mild start to the day. Whilst it is

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very cloudy, there will be a few brighter claim chinks around the

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East Coast up towards northern part of Aberdeenshire, towards the West

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Highlands, the islands, more drizzle and persistent rain for the Northern

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Isles with a strong westerly. That rain clearing for Shetland but it

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will linger for Orkney and in the West, spots of rain on the door for

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the course of the day involves cloudy for most, some brighter

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moments across eastern parts of the country. Across UK as a whole,

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fairly cloudy, the odd spot or the odd shower, through parts of

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Northern Ireland in towards Wales, into was the south-west, the best of

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any brightness south of the border will be in the far south-east around

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Kent and Sussex. Reasonably mild and not too bad for us tomorrow either.

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Cloudy in the West, cooler than that. The rest of the afternoon, the

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wet weather in the north-west are little heavier, more persistent.

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Cold fronts sinking its way southwards, high-pressure nearby,

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but we are to the north so that whether French beans is D-Day for

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some others on Friday, not all day. Cloudy use darts, moving its way

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southwards so it will improve across the North. But sterling fresh as

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temperatures drop. Quick look at the weekend, high-pressure and Saturday,

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largely dry, cloudy, but at school it times and then this developing

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system like to -- likely to bring wet and winter weather throughout

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Sunday and into the new working West. -- working week.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6.25am tomorrow morning.

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But from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around

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