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Good evening on Election Reporting Scotland tonight.

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The fallout from the first televised election debate of the campaign.

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Plus we'll discuss what the UK Conservative manifesto

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It's only three weeks until polling day, and the first televised

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election debate is now under our belts.

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn weren't there -

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but five leaders from the other main parties did take part in tonight's

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Our political correspondent David Porter was also watching

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Good evening from Salford, where it was a debate of the five, not the

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seven. Theresa May and as a consequence of her refusal to take

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part, Jeremy Corbyn, also decided they did not want to be part of this

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discussion tonight. It means that the two most plausible candidates to

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be Prime Minister on June the 9th were not present today. It also

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reflected the way that the debate went, because neither the studio

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audience, nor the candidates, could put questions to those two people.

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It meant as well that it very much changed the nature of the debate. As

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perhaps we expected, it started off on Brexit, with the exception of

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Ukip's Paul Nuttall, all the other four party leaders from the SNP,

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from Plaid Cymru, from the Greens and Liberal Democrats, said that in

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an ideal world they would want to remain part of Brexit. It was only

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Paul Nuttall who said that he believed the right thing had

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happened must be others pick top him by saying he was in effect acting as

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Theresa May's mouthpiece this evening -- the others picked on him.

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A number of the leaders were accused of wanting to embark on what they

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said was a hardline Brexit position. The debate moved on, as you would

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expect, to areas like health and education and the taxation system

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and what could be done to get Britain moving again. But crucially

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time after time, they wanted to refer to that issue of Brexit. What

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was Nicola Sturgeon's pitch? Nicola Sturgeon's pitch was one we have

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heard before in the campaign. Very simply that if Scotland wanted to be

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protected, in her words, it had to return a large block of SNP MPs to

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Westminster, to look after Scotland's future. She also hinted

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as well, when they were talking about Brexit and moving on to the

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whole independence question, that now was not the right time. Now, her

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Ames say she is in no way trying to delay what she would like, which is

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an independence referendum -- her assistants say. The Conservatives

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say she is trying to spin, they say she wants to avoid this issue in the

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run-up to June the 8th. David Porter, thank you.

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More from the campaign trail coming up, but first Alasdair Fraser has

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Thanks, Laura. Good evening.

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Police are treating an attack on a man in his car in Glasgow

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Steven Daniel was stabbed in the face in the early

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He is understood to be the nephew of gangland

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figure Jamie Daniel, who died last year.

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Rebecca Curran has been at the scene.

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Police say a 37-year-old man, understood to be Steven Daniel, also

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known as Bonzo, was driving his car on Craighall Road behind me, around

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midnight last night. Two cars started to chase him, they crashed

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into him and it was then he was attacked. Police initially said he

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was shot. This afternoon they clarified that and said they think

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that either and knife or a machete was used. He remained in hospital in

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a stable condition after receiving treatment for facial injuries. We

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understand that Steven Daniel is the nephew of gangland figure Jamie

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Daniel, who died last year, following a cancer battle. And the

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cousin of Robert Daniel, who was shot outside his home in Stepps two

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months ago. Police can't say at this stage whether or not this incident

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is linked to any other. Two vehicles have been found this afternoon. They

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were both set on fire. The police are still investigating whether or

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not they were linked to this incident. But officers are asking

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anyone with information to get in touch.

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An SNP minority administration is to lead Glasgow City Council -

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for the first time - after a meeting at City Chambers.

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Councillor Susan Aitken was elected unopposed

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But Councillors in Edinburgh and West Lothian have

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delayed their decision on who should form their administrations.

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An investigation has found that more than 80 per cent of a sea salt,

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said to have been produced in the Western Isles,

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The Food Standards Agency has criticised the Hebridean Sea

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Salt company for deceiving customers.

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The firm's owner has been unavailable for comment.

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Oysters are being introduced into the waters around Scotland -

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for the first time in more than 100 years.

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They became extinct due to overfishing in most areas

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A team from Herriot-Watt University has begun trials

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in the Dornoch Firth - where they hope to reintroduce

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Football, and Celtic marched on in the Premiership,

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with a comfortable win at Partick Thistle.

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Patrick Roberts - on loan from Manchester City -

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scored two great goals to make the final score 5-0.

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That's all from me - now back to Laura.

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The Conservatives launched their UK manifesto today, with Theresa May

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describing it as putting the interests of ordinary

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working people at the heart of everything government does.

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It proposes curbing net migration, taking longer to clear the deficit,

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and making pensions and pensioner benefits less generous.

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Well to discuss this I'm joined by a panel of pundits.

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Angela Haggerty, the editor of Common Space website.

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The political editor of the Daily Record,

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And in Edinburgh, the political commentator David Torrance.

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Good evening and not all. David Clegg, I'll come to you first. It's

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called Ford Together. I wonder what you make of the tone and headlines

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of the Tory manifesto? I think Theresa May is trying to pitch to

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the centre ground, recognising that the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn

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have gone to the left. It's a tactic actually that David Cameron and

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George Osborne were pursuing prior to the Brexit referendum, but the

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point about it is, is it legitimate, is it real, or is it pretends to the

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centre ground, because I think most of the policies and here, whilst

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there are some tokenistic moves towards the centre ground, we are

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still in a position where they will welfare frees, there will be the

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same attack on the poor, it will still be the same kind of position

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we were in before. So although she's making sounds about moving to the

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centre ground, I'm not sure I really buy it and also she is pursuing both

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Brexit process which is going to be very to the economy and also an

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immigration policy which is very, very damaging to the economy. Will

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come to that. David Torrance, it's Theresa May's first manifesto. Can

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you define any Mayism from Edgar she might it's tempting for pundits like

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myself to go after and ism. In the early days of Margaret Thatcher's

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government there was no such thing as Thatcherism, it emerged over

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time. There is some sort of philosophical consistency to what

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May is trying to do. If you know your Tory party history and I fully

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appreciate a lot of people don't have any history -- interest in

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that, they've always tacked to the centre in election time and made a

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cross-party pitch. They've often done extremely successfully, even in

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the late 19th century, the 1930s, again in the 1950s, so I think May

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is very much in that tradition. It is coherent, is it legitimate?

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That's a perfectly reasonable thing to ask. To my eyes and ears it's a

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sort of mishmash of left and right and omitting in between. Angela

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Haggerty, some of the proposed policies of course would apply here

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in Scotland, some of them wouldn't." Pensions board, is still a reserved

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issue. Do you think that will be a big issue in this election? It ought

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to be, but what is interesting as we will see in this election campaign

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the Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson try to keep this along

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the constitutional question lines, I think, and keep the debate in

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Scotland along those lines and they feel like they are much stronger

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ground if they can keep that being the main thread of the debate in

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Scotland. I think interestingly, what we did see in the Scottish Tory

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manifesto, was very little talk actually of Scotland and the talk of

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the Scottish second independence referendum, there's this issue of

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there being public consent for that. I think heading down the line we

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could be looking at a big fight between Westminster and Holyrood,

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has already passed consent to seek a second independence referendum. She

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didn't define what public consent meant. That's one of the more

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interesting things for Scotland and getting that definition of what that

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means and what is going to mean for the next couple of years as we head

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towards what Nicola Sturgeon would like to be a second referendum.

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Let's touch on to my's first televised leaders' debate, but

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without two leaders, David Clegg? Yes, they say there's no show

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without Punch, there's definitely no show without Punch and Judy, we

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discovered today. It was dismal, it was the most boring two hours of

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political television I can remember and that's saying something, and I

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don't think we learned a great deal. I think there was another problem.

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Because of the five leaders that were left, you had quite an odd

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combination of why Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood and Caroline Lucas and

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Tim Farron agree on more than they disagree on, or most of the issues

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we were discussing there. So it was a very unusual debate and I don't

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think it would have helped anyone decide on who they want to vote for,

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come the election. David Torrance, what did you make of the

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performances? The points I felt I had slipped back in time and I was

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watching the 2050 leaders' debate, it was very similar, including some

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of the personnel. -- the 2015 leaders' debate. Nicola Sturgeon

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gave a perfectly solid performance. She gave out all the key SNP

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messages such as they are in this campaign. Paul Nuttall was the

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figure of fun in the same way that Nigel Farage was a couple of years

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ago. Leanne Wood pitched very directly to a Welsh audience. I

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don't think is added to the sum is very much. Angela, do the voters put

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anything into these debates, do you think? I think they do, but at the

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same time the two people who could become Prime Minister after this

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election weren't there. Those who will work -- those who were there

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will be pleased with their performances but there were no big

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punches landed. Thank you so much. More from us tomorrow and on Monday,

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with Stephen Jordan. Goodbye for now.

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Hello, good evening. It's been a day of sunshine and showers, but

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tonight, the showers fade to

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