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manifesto has leaked, we will have an extended peep at what is in it.

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Join me on BBC Two. On BBC One it is Good evening on Election

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Reporting Scotland tonight... Will Brexit have an

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impact on GP services? Like my patients to have access to

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GPs whenever they need to. And the Scottish Greens reveal just

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how many seats they'll In the run up to the general

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election next month, we're bringing you an extended

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late-night Reporting Scotland but that hasn't stopped it creeping

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into the general election The Royal College of GPs

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is concerned that doctors from EU countries may not be allowed to stay

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in the UK after Brexit. And they say that could mean

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Scotland losing more than 200 GPs. Let's hear first from our political

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editor Brian Taylor. Millport, on the Clyde for violent.

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A local MP, originally from Poland. Talk of Brexit leaves her and fellow

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EU nationals nervous. Their concern extends to her patients. I would

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like my patients to have access to GPs whenever they need to. In

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emergency situations as well as appointments. I'm not sure what will

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happen to that, so that could be potentially dangerous. And the issue

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took centre stage in the election campaign today with the focus on

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Brexit. He weighed all the pies? Nicola Sturgeon did in East Martin

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should. She said the issue proved the need for a big SNP presence in

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the Commons. This really highlights the dangers they had, reckless

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Brexit, and that makes it important that this election delivers MPs from

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Scotland who will fight Scotland's corners. Spend all your time...

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Kezia Dugdale here the... That is for Holyrood, not Westminster. They

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say they have the... For doctors, Labour says things can only get

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worse. There is a workforce crisis amongst GPs, but letters not pretend

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that did not exist before Brexit. It will get worse with independence.

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that did not exist before Brexit. It Dingwall, this man dresses his case.

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He says the concern over doctors says this is a blunder. This is one

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of the many reasons that we are discovering to why we should be

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remaining at the heart of Europe, because it is going to damage our

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NHS with the loss of MPs. We're going to lose many nurses from the

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NHS, too. But what is it all mean for the price of fish? This man in

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Peterhead says the industry will gain from escaping the EU rules. The

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SNP fears UK ministers will strike a deal to maintain access for EU

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fleets. On today's other European topic, the Tories say they want an

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agreement to keep EU doctors here, but they diagnosed other health

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problems. We have got to look about NHS are for the future why is it

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that there is an effective cap on the number of Scots going to

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Scottish medical schools, why is there a cap on the doctors of the

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future? That is something we can sort right now in Scotland. Student

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numbers for medicine have long been controlled, but competition is eased

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slightly in recent years. Back in Millport, this doctor has elevated

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her first year as the island GP. She hopes for many more. Taylor,

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Reporting Scotland. Well, with me now is the health

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journalist Pennie Taylor. Good evening to you. Is the Royal

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College of GPs are right about this? Not just by GPs, but for NHS staff.

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We have known since the Brexit discussion started long before the

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vote that the potential for harming our health workforce is there in the

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decision to leave Europe and to prevent the free movement of people.

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The doctors unions are saying one in 25 GPs working in Scotland currently

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is a European national and that if it means that that they would leave

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or they are not allowed to stay, then that is potentially very

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alarming for the NHS in Scotland. The Royal College had already warned

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before this that Scotland had lost 90 GPs in four years, and we would

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need another 800 by just 2021, so actually it is a pressure point

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anyway. The problems with general practice are very long-standing.

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These problems have been seen coming for the last 15 years that the very

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least and they have been various efforts to mitigate the problems,

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but they are not working. You are seeing people pulling out of general

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practice, people, young doctors not wanting to take it up as a

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profession, and there is an issue here with how we manage primary

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care. I think things have to change pretty fundamentally from the way it

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has been done. We have general practice working the way since

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before the NHS was formed in the 1940s, and you have to ask yourself

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whether it is fit for purpose and whether we are brave enough about

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looking at other models. And very quickly, GPs will be at the centre

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of the community-based health system that is hopes for foot in the

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future. But there is a lot more to community-based health care then

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GPs. There are fantastic nurses that are piloting new ways of working

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which are thought to be extremely effective and a more mixed economy

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would benefit patients. Pennie Taylor,

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Well, to discuss the issues in the studio is Phillipa Whitford,

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an SNP candidate and the Scottish Labour MSP Anas Sarwar,

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Good evening to you both. I will come to you first. This is not

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directly about health, is it? That relates to Brexit and that a hard

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Brexit will lead to the loss of doctors from EU countries. Can

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Labour make a commitment to protect NHS staff, do you think, in this

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eventuality? Absolute. I would wish that every political party can make

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that commitment in this campaign because they are right to highlight

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the crisis in general practice. The reality is that this crisis has been

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in place way before Brexit, but the reality is that if we lost hundreds

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of GPs because of leaving the EU, that would only amplify the crisis

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and not minimise the risk. That is why I think every political party

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should guarantee the rights of all EU nationals to remain here and

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across the United Kingdom. We should thank all of them that have come to

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make Scotland, the UK their home and wanting to work for the NHS. I think

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political parties should be saying that special arrangements should be

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in place, should attract people from right across the EU, to come and

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make Scotland their home and work in the NHS, particularly in an time

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during a workforce crisis. Philippa Whitford, critics say the SNP has

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been in Government for ten years already with responsibility for the

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NHS, so any problems with GP numbers, which we already know

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exist, it should have been locked out before now, before this issue. I

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think as was said, the issue around attracting more young doctors into

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general practice is something that has been going on for a long time,

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and some of that is within the profession itself. General practice

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has to be more respected and students encouraged into it, not

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seen as some sort of second class specialism, which is something is a

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case during my time as a doctor. Why is it still not appealing,

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especially in rural areas? I think that has been a lot of attempts,

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creating more trainee praises. But I think in the universities, our young

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students and doctors when they just graduate need to spend time in

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general practice and then they actually see what the whole point

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that is. By husband is a GP and despite all the articles that say

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how awful it is, he loves what he does. The other side of it, he is

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German, and he has worked in our NHS for 31 years, and 11 months on has

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no idea what his future is this country. Let me come back to you

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quickly, because Labour's draft general election manifesto has just

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reportedly been leaked this evening among plans, nationalising energy

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industry, scrapping tuition fees as well, Labour also says committing to

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renewing the UK's nuclear weapons system Trident. As a something that

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Scottish Labour would be behind as well? As you said, the manifesto may

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Scottish Labour would be behind as have been leaked. You may have a

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good opportunity to read it. He plans to released on Tuesday. We are

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around health and social care which is my brief in the Scottish

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parliament. We have a clip a patient on opposing the renewal of Trident.

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Kezia Dugdale when she became lead on opposing the renewal of Trident.

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was very clear that policy decisions would be made in Scotland by the

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Scotland Labour Party and that would be made in Scotland by the

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remains a policy position on Trident. Going back to GPs for a

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moment, letters not pretend that GP cases do not happen for accident. We

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have had ?1.6 billion cut out of primary care. I welcome the reversal

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of the courts. But that isn't too little too late. OK, Philippa? I do

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not think it is too little too late. There has been a big increasing

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community investment, but we need investment in GPs. Brexit is to hit

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health in much wider ways than losing our European health insurance

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health in much wider ways than card, European medicines agency, and

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the research we do right across Europe as part of the EU. And these

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things are really important, it is not just about trade. Thank you both

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very much for joining us this evening.

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More from the campaign trail coming up, but first Anne Lundon has

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A BBC investigation has discovered girls are being repeatedly

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trafficked to Scotland by Eastern European

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One Slovakian girl was discovered to have been trafficked

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Others have been sold to Asian crime gangs and forced

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And the pursuit of profit has opened up diverse forms of trafficking,

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as Sam Poling reveals in this exclusive report.

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What you are watching is an illegal organ deal. How much do you want?

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45. Euros or sterling? This roaming in is selling the kidney of the one

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beside him. He says she is his wife. People and now the most lucrative

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commodity and to drugs, sold with labour force tech shall expectation

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of our organs. We discovered criminal gangs are now specific --

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targeting specific areas with women trafficked from abroad. There is a

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link between European crime gangs with human trafficking being one of

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the things they do, but links with organisation gangs in Glasgow, so

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Eastern European crime gangs will provide the victims and Asian crime

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gangs will provide accommodation. I went to Slovakia to try and track

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down some of the victims, including one girl who was trafficked twice

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previously to Glasgow first up when we get to the house, we are in for a

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shock. Where has she gone? Glasgow. Maybe is she is back to Glasgow. You

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think your daughter is trafficked back to Glasgow? Other victims

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appear to have been trafficked a game. We know there are three girls

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currently missing who are back in the UK in Glasgow? Yes. And inside

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this house, this girl was sold for a sham marriage. The marriage allows

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the groom, pop commonly Pakistani or Indian, to allow for citizenship as

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she is now married to an EU citizen. If IS the questions I really want to

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ask, the men will get angry? This is a transit house where they are kept

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before being transported to Glasgow for sham marriages. How many girls

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will have come here? Five, ten? Hundreds? More than 100. Really? I

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searched Scotland's marriage records and found numerous suspicious

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marriages between young Eastern European brides and old Asian men

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with same addresses used on multiple occasions, and yet little trace of

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any of the couples living there. The EU's law-enforcement agents said it

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was being targeted by the trafficking trade. Samantha polling,

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Reporting Scotland. A lawyer who handled Craig Whyte's

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takeover of Rangers Football Club has told a court that Mr Whyte

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was presented as a man Gary Withey also defended

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the assurances he gave ahead of the deal that Craig Whyte had

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the funds available to buy the club. He also told the jury that

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after he met Mr Whyte he began taking instructions from him

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on the Rangers takeover. Mr Whyte denies fraud in connection

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with his acquisition A man has been convicted of abusing

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a girl aged between three The High Court in Glasgow heard

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videos and still photographs made by 39-year-old Hugh Sim

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from Renfrew were seen during a police investigation

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in New Zealand into This established one of the users

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had logged on from the UK, and it was revealed

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the subscriber was Sim. The jury found him guilty of five

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offences and he'll be The Scottish Football Association's

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former compliance officer has told BBC Scotland a zero tolerance

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approach to betting within football has to be maintained

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to prevent match fixing. This comes a day after the SFA took

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action against a player and a chairman for gambling

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on football matches, Last night, we told

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you the Scottish Greens were fielding a limited number

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of candidates in the election. Today, we found out it's

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only going to be three. Our political correspondent

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Nick Earldey reports from Byres Road in the Glasgow North constituency,

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which is one of the Green's We knew that the Greens were going

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to stand fewer than ten candidates in Scotland. Today it has been

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confirmed it will be just three. Voters here in Glasgow North will

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have a candidate, so too in Edinburgh North and Leith and in

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Falkirk. Why are they standing in so few seats? One they argue is the

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system. First past the post makes it less likely that the smaller parties

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will do well. The other is cash. Because of the size of the deposit

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and the thought that some local branches of the Greens are

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cash-starved after local elections. But some smell a rat and thank the

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Greens are standing aside because they feel that their coalition

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partners the SNP could face a tight race. There are calls from the

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Conservatives for them to stand down from the television debate they were

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going to stand in on the BBC. Now, the results of the council

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elections last week created a bit of a shift in the local

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government landscape, Is there a Tory surge

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after 20 barren years? Can the Lib Dems and Labour improve

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on their solitary seats? I asked Matt Singh -

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the founder of Number Cruncher Politics -

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a bit earlier. I think we need to exercise a good

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deal of caution. Local elections are different from general elections and

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they have different candidates and issues. There are quite a lot of

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caveats in terms of the difference but it gives you a clue as to

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whether the geographic spread of the voting goes at the moment.

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What did that show because it seemed to suggest SNP supporter still very

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strong and central belt but that changed in the different regions of

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Scotland. Talk is that it what you so.

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The SNP support in absolute tempters well above its electoral average.

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But he much unchanged from 2012. In terms of geographic patterns, very

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strong in the central belt and areas where Labour has traditionally been

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dominant but there have been significant shifts. In the

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north-east in particular and others where the Conservatives were strong

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a few decades ago, there has been a shift there. In council areas like

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Aberdeenshire, Angus, Moray. There has been a drop away from the SNP

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and games for conservatives. It seems like the Tory surge came at

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the cost of the Labour Party when you look at the numbers so in terms

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of trying to unseat current SNP MPs, that is going to be difficult in

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terms of the Labour vote is moving toward conservatives rather than

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coming away from the SNP. It is for that reason and also for

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the fact that some SNP incumbents have quite big majorities. One

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interesting aspect of the realignment of Scottish politics

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around the Constitution is the shift from Labour to conservative and that

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is putting the Conservatives with good chances in places like Stirling

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and East Renfrewshire, where there is a much bigger Labour vote. But

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even north-east areas, some people who voted for SNP but voted no in

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the Scottish referendum or lead in the EU referendum, some of those

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voters seem to be coming over to the Conservatives. There is evidence of

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that even if they didn't change seats in local elections, there were

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a pretty big swings. With lots of Jade possible, do you

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think it is likely we will see targeted campaigning for these

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seats? -- lots of change possible. It is difficult to say. They have

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big ambitions. We saw Ruth Davidson and a couple of places in the

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north-east today. They were in Banff and Buchan at one point, which the

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Conservatives haven't had for some time. They are targeting these seats

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but whether they will do so or not we will have to wait and see.

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Well, we've got two politicians in Edinburgh tonight -

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the Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan and the Scottish Lib Dem

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I wonder how much of this apparent surge is people abandoning Labour

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rather than may be embracing the Conservative Party.

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I think up in somewhere like Perth and North Perthshire agency quickly

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that the swingers from the SNP to the Conservatives. There is a swing

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but also a switch and the switch is caused by Brexit, weariness, people

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who even though they naturally support the nationalist cause cannot

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win another referendum right now so the move is to the Conservatives.

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Why are you targeting particular seats?

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For 20 years we represented the people of Edinburgh West. With

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Spielberg be served them well. We -- we feel that we serve them well. We

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narrowly lost the seat and since then there has been moved back the

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Lib Dems. We won five seats just within Edinburgh West in the Council

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elections last week so we feel there is a very strong move towards us and

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a kind of anti-SNP feel to this seat. People see us as the most

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likely threat to the SNP so we're getting support not just from

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disillusioned SNP supporters but Labour supporters and some

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conservative supporters as well. To what extent do you think the Lib

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Dem votes are becoming localised? There seems to be successful in a

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few areas, Edinburgh West possibly being one. Is it the party image or

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the national leadership that is failing to break through to people?

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If you look at any of the Unionist parties in the selection, you see

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that we all come from a localised base because of what happened two

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years ago. The Labour Party in Edinburgh South, our cells in

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Edinburgh West, North East Fife and eastern branch. It is a case of

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building back each of the Scottish party 's -- each Scottish party has

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to pull back and strengthen local areas. Nicola Sturgeon we heard in

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the BT talking about her she wanted Scottish MPs to go and speak up

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Scotland. Not only SNP MPs do that. All do and they speak up for their

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constituents and not necessarily their party but the SNP was put

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their party first. To what extent do you think that

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personality comes over party? 10% of candidates last week voted and were

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personality comes over party? 10% of independent. You could also see the

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victory of the new French President as an example of that.

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You want a good counsellor because they are gold dust. That is where

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most of the rubber hits the road. The SNP has been mostly focused on

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an independence referendum and that is no use. We are seeing a shift

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across Scotland. There is a movement and that will be a breath of fresh

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air. Focus back on the day job and getting on with the business of

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making people's likes better than constituencies through this general

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election. In constituencies like the -- Lake

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East Renfrewshire, do you think you In constituencies like the -- Lake

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were to split the vote and the Conservatives will take that seat

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again? No, and that that not happen in the

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local elections. There was reward for hard work and endeavour and

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effort and that is no bad thing. We sought not just in places like DEFRA

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pusher but in places like Ravenscraig and Paisley, places

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where you don't expect to see Conservatives.

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Thank you both for joining us. Just before we go our

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picture of the day. This was yesterday's

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with our favourite caption. And that's Election

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Reporting Scotland. Tomorrow on the campaign

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trail: Poverty and Good evening. Our dry conditions

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continue tonight with a mixture of cloud and clear spells. Perhaps late

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rain across the far north and Orkney.

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