06/06/2017 Reporting Scotland


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shown there on Saturday night. Lucy Manning talking to some of the

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people there. Good evening on Election

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Reporting Scotland tonight. Scotland's politicians go head

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to head in one of the last debates before Thursday's vote

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And where is the love June 6 was D-Day, but

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on the campaign trail, there is still one day left before

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you make the big decision. It's been an election like no other,

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and, at this stage, it's all about the final push

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for the finishing line. Tonight, that focussed on the last

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big Scottish leaders' debate, which finished half an hour

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ago in Glasgow. Our political correspondent,

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Nick Eardley, watched it What were the main issues

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discussed tonight Nick? These big TV set piece events often

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reflect the debate we've been hearing throughout the campaign. But

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they also quite often provide those wow moments, the things that really

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stick in your mind. Unsurprisingly, Nicola Sturgeon faced the most

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pressure on that issue of independence. It was the thing that

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her three Unionist rivals all wanted to go at her on, because quite

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frankly, they think she's vulnerable on it at the moment. But it was also

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comments from Miss Sturgeon about what she claims Kezia Dugdale told

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her about potentially dropping opposition to another referendum

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that provided one of those big moments.

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we spoke after the referendum and you said the change occasioned the

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independence referendum. I said I would support anything you do to

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support our position in Europe. You know that's not quite true. People

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across the country know you back independence. But heaven's sake why

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not put it to one side for a bit and give us a bit of peace. That's all

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we want. If you think Brexit is going to be bad, just wait for

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independence on top of it. It will be austerity on steroids.

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A furious reaction from Scottish Labour to that Nicola Sturgeon claim

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tonight. Kezia Dugdale has said the idea that she offered to change

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Labour's position was a lie. Her spokesman said Nicola Sturgeon has

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demeaned the office of First Minister. For a party that has

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struggled to communicate a co-heernts message on its opposition

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to independence less than 48 hours before polls close this won't be

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welcome. Rouge Davidson faced -- Ruth Davidson faced real pressure on

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the so-called rape clause. Other parties think that the Conservative

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leader here is more vulnerable on UK Government policies than she is when

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she's talking about her favourite issue, which is opposition to

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another independence referendum. In particular, they wanted to talk

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about changes to the benefits system which means if you have, if you're a

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woman with a third child conceived through rape, you have to fill out a

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form or get a professional to fill out a form which says that child was

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conceived by rape so you can still receive benefits for it. Here's a

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flavour of the exchanges on that. The money you are saving, money

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taken from the poorest in our society is then being spent by your

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party on a tax cut for the richest. How do Tories sleep at night? Your

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Tory Party is just callous and heartless as it has always been, is

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it not? We're making sure - Are you saying that every Conservative MP

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that is sent from Scotland to Westminster will actually defend the

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rape clause? Will that be their job? We want to make sure there's extra

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help available. That's why we're making sure there's an exemption. I

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can't imagine what it's been like for her, none of us can. We have

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people who walk through our doors and surgeries all the time with

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this. Those four will be back out on the campaign trail tomorrow, then in

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48' hours time we will be discussing the results. Live from the newsroom

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thanks. Nick. Let's discuss the winners and losers

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with our nightly panel From Edinburgh, former Scotsman

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editor and now a Conservative councillor in the city,

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John McLellan, also with us, political commentators

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Rebecca McQuillan and journalist, Peter, you followed tonight's

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debate. Standout moments for you? I guess as Nick pointed out there,

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we're going to be talking a lot about Kezia Dugdale's schaeng with

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Nicola Sturgeon -- exchange with Nicola Sturgeon where Nicola

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Sturgeon says hours after the Brexit vote that she said she was willing

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to soften her line on a second referendum because of the vote to

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leave the European Union. That will really resonate. There will be talk

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and we'll be hearing blow back from Labour about this. Aside from that I

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think it was the main thrust of the campaign. We saw Nicola Sturgeon

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being the centre after tension. The three Unionist parties at times, we

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saw really Ruth Davidson was the next big person attacked. At times,

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you had the Liberal Democrats and Labour together, Willie Rennie and

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Kezia Dugdale. That signifies that Labour are the third force in

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Scottish politics. They're no longer the people, roll back two years ago,

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it was Jim Murphy in the attack seat. Now it's Labour who are the

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third force. Really this is how the campaign has played out. The Tories

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have raised doubts about how committed Labour's opposition to

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independence really is. This is an incendiary charge from Nicola

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Sturgeon at this stage? Oh, yeah, it was a hell of a grenade to lob at

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this stage. I think Peter's right, it will be the only story of the

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night they'll play out tomorrow and already, if you have a moment's

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glance at Twitter, you'll see the furious spin machine at work trying

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to close this story down. Everything else tonight was really old

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arguments played out. I mean, I didn't think that any of the other

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issues really enlightened the audience. But when journalists are

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looking for something new to report, the First Minister gave them

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something that was gold. A private conversation, so it's one person's

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word against another. Absolutely. Which is why it's brilliant. Because

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it's going to be very, very difficult to close down. You'll get

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one side of an argument and another. There are no notes of the

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conversation, so it's going to be a difficult one. The thing about those

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kind of stories is that does it have the ring of truth about it? Yeah,

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probably on balance it does. Therefore it will play out. As Peter

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said there, some real difficulty for Ruth Davidson tonight on the subject

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of the so-called rape clause. Absolutely. All three of the other

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party leaders rounded on her over that. This is about trying to brand

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the Conservatives as still being the same old nasty party. She did look

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uncomfortable, I think answering questions on that. As she has done

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indeed in Holyrood over the past few weeks. Kezia Dugdale brought a bit

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of theatre to it by brandishing the form itself in her face. So yes, she

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was on the ropes on that one. Three party leaders would wanted to talk

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about independence tonight, just not the leader of the party in favour of

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independence. It was very striking. Again, it echoes the themes of this

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campaign. If you go onto the streets, you look at election

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material produced by the parties, the Liberal Democrats are the only

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people who can stop the SNP. Insert Labour, Conservatives here. You will

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see election manifesto material from the SNP that doesn't talk much about

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independence. What was interesting is where you saw the parties, where

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the different parties saw they had tactical votes, at times, to gain

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from each other, but also they are actually trying to win seats off

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each other, say like Edinburgh south, the only seat that Labour

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holds, where the Tories at one stage were looking to gain. You could see

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where Willie Rennie and Kezia Dugdale had a strange response for a

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moment, where they had an opportunity to ask questions on each

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other and ended up rounding on Ruth Davidson. For the Unionist parties

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there's more of a tactical vote than 2014. It's clear that the Tories are

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the opposition. So the parties are pivoting around it. They are on the

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doorsteps and have done their focus groups. They feel it's not a vote

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winner for the SNP and it is for them. Still floating voters with one

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day of campaigning to go. Anything in there tonight you see that could

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change things for people? Probably not. I think certainly for anyone

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who hadn't been following the campaign, and they just watched this

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debate, it certainly does encollapse late all the issues that we've been

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seeing over the last few weeks. I think what is important about these

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debates is how much, you know, how much the personality of the leaders

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comes across. I think Nicola Sturgeon stands out in this debate

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and in the other debates that she's done as being very practised at

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them. She's actually had more practice than both Theresa May and

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indeed Jeremy Corbyn at doing these sorts of things. But on the other

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side, you've got a lot of passion coming through from Kezia Dugdale

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and indeed from Willie Rennie and a lot of firmness of purpose coming

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through from Ruth Davidson. If you're deciding on the basis of this

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debate, these factors too will come into play.

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Thank you all for your time this evening.

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More from the campaign trail coming up, but first

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After a seven-week trial, Craig Whyte, the former owner

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of Rangers, has been cleared of taking over the

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His defence lawyer said he had been cast as the pantomime villain

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Andrew Black reports from the High Court in Glasgow.

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Craig Whyte left the High Court today a free and very happy man.

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Following a lengthy police investigation, and a seven-week

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trial, a jury took two hours to clear him. He gave his reaction

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after the verdict. Today, I'm just delighted with the outcome. Mr Whyte

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bought Rangers from previous owner Sir David Murray, seen here leaving

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court, for ?1, at a time when the club faced an uncertain financial

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future. As part of the takeover, he also agreed to take on the club's

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multimillion pound bank debt and put money into the playing squad. But

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the club went into administration and he eventually went on trial

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accused of not having the money to ache for his takeover. Rangers

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legend alley McKoist was among the high profile witnesses who gave

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evidence, as did former manager, Walter Smith, and so David himself

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also gave evidence from the witness box. Donald Finley who represented

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Mr Whit argued his client met the conditions of the sale and said

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there was no loss to Sir David in the buyout. The jury acquitted Mr

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Whit of one charge of fraud and a second charge under the companies

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act. After the ver dict was read out. The judge turned to Craig Whyte

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and asked him to stand, she said, "You have been acquitted and are

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free to leave the dock." In response Mr Whyte said, "Thank you." If he

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thinks it's all over, he might be wrong. The Scottish Football

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Association says it's now considering pursuing him for a fine

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of ?200,000, levied in 2012, for bringing the game into disrepute.

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Less than a year after Mr Whyte took over, the club

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The outcome of this trial leaves many still

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Our correspondent David Henderson's report contains some

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Walking free from court, Craig Whyte now cleared from a massive fraud.

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I'm delighted with the outcome. And a charge of buying Rangers using its

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own assets. Six years ago, Craig white took charge of Rangers. When

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he arrived at Ibrox, he talked of plans to build the club and make it

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stronger than ever. We want to take the club forward. I think we've got

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some very exciting times ahead. For fans, the years that followed were

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exciting for all the wrong reasons. It's a difficult day for Rangers. We

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will emerge a stronger club. Thank you. In less than a year, Rangers

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football club plc had gone bust. Forced into liquidation, leaving

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debts of tens of millions of pounds and almost 300 creditors left out of

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pocket. The end result, humiliation for club and fans alike, with

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Rangers forced to play in the bottom tier of Scottish football a giant

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amongst sporting minnows. Before he bought Rangers Craig Whyte seemed to

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have it all, a castle in the Highlands and a home in Monaco. But

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the BBC learned he'd once been banned from acting as a company

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director, a serious penalty, which raised questions about whether he

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was fit to buy the club. Let's go. Let's' go. Let's move back please.

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After Rangers' collapse, Craig Whyte faced legal action. He left the

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country and was tracked down to Mexico. Held by police there, he

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chose to return to the UK to answer a warrant for his arrest. Throughout

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this trial, the jury heard claims about how the takeover was funded.

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The prosecution claimed the cash was raised through a deal to sell

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Rangers season tickets with the company Tictetus. With Craig Whyte

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mortgaging the club's assets before he owned them. As the deadline for

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the deal approached, Craig Whyte's lawyer told him he would be mad to

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buy the club and he should walk away. Whyte apparently laughed and

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pushed on regardless. Craig Whyte persuaded the Rangers' owner Sir

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David Murray to sell him the club and throughout this trial, his

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defence team have highlighted the Murray group's apparent lack of

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interest in how Whyte was funding the deal. Whyte's defence lawyers

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argued how could the Murray group not have phone ticketus was

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supplying the money. How could this be fraud if Sir David was

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benefitting from selling ranger. -- Rangers? At the time Sir David's

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business empire was struggling and was being propped up by Lloyds Bank.

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The jury heard it was keen on this deal and offered to release its hold

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on one of his companies Murray Metals, once Rangers was sold to

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Craig Whyte. Was this an incentive to sell, as the defence team

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claimed? A senior bank manager admitted in court that this was. Six

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years on, and Rangers are still recovering from Craig Whyte's spell

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at Ibrox. In that time, he's been bankrupted and banned again from

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being a company director. This court case ends a sorry chapter in

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Rangers' story. But leaves many fans wondering where it all went wrong.

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Craig Whyte wasn't the only person close to the takeover

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Others, including former Rangers owner Sir David Murray,

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played a part in that doomed deal six years ago.

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We spoke to former Rangers chairman, Alistair Johnston, at his home

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in Ohio about how he feels about Mr Whyte's acquisition

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of the club and Rangers' subsequent downfall.

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If indeed it Craig Whyte is found not guilty of being in contravention

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of the companies act, it doesn't exonerate him from his villainy.

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Towards Rangers football club. He should have been charged with murder

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of an institution, destruction of people's passion, destruction of the

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spirit of hundreds of thousands of Rangers fans.

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And you can see our investigations correspondent Mark Daly's full

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That's all from me, now back to Stephen.

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So just 24 hours to go on the campaign trail,

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and it's been a frantic few weeks for politicians travelling up

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and down the country. But some places have received

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more love than others from our politicians.

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Ken McDonald has been looking at just who's been where.

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Time is tight so the party leaders are going where they think they can

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make the biggest difference. We analysed those campaigning visits to

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try to make out a pattern. This is just a bit of fun, we only looked at

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the Scottish party leaders, not counting national events because we

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wanted to look at the ground war. We started counting after the Council

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elections and stopped last thing Friday night. These interactive maps

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you can access online. These are the travels of Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP

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have dozens of seats to defend and these visits may show where they

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feel most vulnerable. Most of Ruth Davidson's appearance could signal

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possible gains but as with all the parties, the decisions where to go

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could be based on imperfect information. Most of Kezia Dugdale's

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travels have taken across the central belt. She's going there in

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the hope they can be Labour's lands again. The Lib Dems were once a

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power in the land and where the remains enough of a key vote to give

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them hope this time. Too much detail? Let's narrow it down. Which

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constituencies felt the love the most? Four stand out because they

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have had no fewer than five leader visits. East Lothian was one.

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Edinburgh East, two appearances by Willie Rennie and another three by

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Kezia Dugdale. Labour surely think these seats are the hottest

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prospects. North East Fife, Nicola Sturgeon has been there twice and

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Willie Rennie three times, although he is the local MSP. Perth and

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Perthshire north another hotspots. Three other constituencies are just

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bubbling under on four visits apiece. The map suggests these seven

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seeds are key battle grounds in the parties' eyes at least.

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Let's catch up with some politicians now for the final

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In Aberdeen tonight, Kirsty Blackman from the SNP.

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In Edinburgh, we've got Christine Jardine

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from the Scottish Lib Dems and Brian Whittle from

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And James Kelly from Scottish Labour is with me in the studio.

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Mr Kelly, surprised to learn the night from Nicola Sturgeon that your

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leader Kezia Dugdale had a private conversation with her where she said

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after Brexit, that changed everything including opposition to a

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second independence referendum? This is absolute fantasy from the First

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Minister and desperate stuff. A cynical ploy to try to drive out the

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Tory vote because the SNP now they are under pressure from Labour in

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seats all across Scotland. Every speech and every debate in the

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Scottish Parliament, Kezia Dugdale made her own position to another

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referendum clear, she has been consistent throughout. You are

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saying that conversation never happened? It's an absolute fantasy

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and desperate stuff from the First Minister. Look at all the speeches

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Kezia Dugdale has made. She has been consistent. She has opposed a second

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referendum throughout. The First Minister should be ashamed of

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herself all this tactic. Kirsty Blackman from the SNP in Aberdeen,

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that conversation never happened? I was not present for it but the First

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Minister says it happened then I would imagine it did. In terms of

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who was sitting in the polls at the moment, what would be a good and bad

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result for you? We are looking to win all 59 seats and that is what

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we're trying to do. The way the polls are going, it looks like we

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will win the election in Scotland but we're taking nothing for granted

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and it is important people in Scotland understand that it's a

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clear choice between the SNP the Tories. Brian Whittle, the same

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question for you, Ruth Davidson said her party would redraw the political

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map of Scotland and presumably that means you are hoping to get more

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than your current single seat? We are looking to make significant

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gains throughout Scotland. The polls suggesting that is the case. It is a

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straight fight between a single issue party or the SNP or the

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Scottish Conservatives and we would hope to make significant gains in

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Scotland. The latest YouGov poll taken between June the 1st and June

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the Fest puts you down 3%, did you peek too soon? It is fairly obvious

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we are making quite a lot of headway in the last couple of years. You are

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not sounding hugely confident. I am quite confident and I think we will

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take a significant number of seats in Scotland. We have made

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significant progress in the last couple of years and I would expect

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that to be represented the election on Thursday. Christine Jardine, one

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party has remained rock steady in the polls, at rock bottom, the Lib

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Dems, why have you not shown any signs of progress? You just

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mentioned the YouGov poll and I think you will find tomorrow in the

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latest polls, we do have momentum in our target seats. But not across the

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country. The country doesn't show the individual target seats and you

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know that. We have momentum in our target seats and we are confident

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that on Friday, there will be more Liberal Democrat MPs in Scotland

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than at the moment. We're getting a great response on the ground in this

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target seats and we're moving forward and that is what is

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important. The national polls gives you a snapshot of the national

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feeling but they don't tell you what is going on in different areas. So

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on Friday we will still be talking about the great Lib Dem comeback? We

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will be talking about the fact that momentum has increased our number of

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seats at Westminster from Scotland. James Kelly, the same polls put you

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up at 6% but that is too little, too late for you, given how low things

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had gone? Labour have got the momentum in this campaign because we

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are told the issues important to people, like supporting public

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services and asking top rate taxpayers to pay more. We are coming

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up with the ideas and that is why the public are responding. We have

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got the momentum as we close in towards the end of this campaign.

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Jeremy Corbyn coming to Glasgow tomorrow. You lost in the local

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elections. There is a risk the party will recover nationally thanks to

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him but you will stay in the doldrums in Scotland? I am confident

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we are competing in seats all over Scotland. Speaking to people on the

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doorsteps, it is clear they are responding to our message because

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Labour are talking about things that mattered to people like investment

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in public services, supporting kids getting well educated. These things

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people care about and that is why people are responding to the Labour

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campaign and getting behind Labour as we get towards the end. Only one

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date to go, what will be a good result for you on Friday? I will not

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put any number of seats on it but at the start of this campaign, some

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commentators said we wouldn't win any seats and they were writing us

:24:50.:24:53.

off altogether. What is clear is that we move towards the end,

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Labour's files has been heard loud and clear and the public have

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responded and we will do well. You are confident you will do better

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than you are doing at the moment? We will do well on Thursday because the

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public are responding and we are going up in the polls. We will race

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the Tories all the way to the line. How will it go for you, Brian? I

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think this is fantasy coming from Labour, they are the party in chaos.

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I expect us to make significant advantages in Scotland on top of the

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other advantages we have made over the last couple of years. Thank you

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for your time. And that's it for tonight but not

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before one final funny moment She's spent the past two

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months being photographed, so it was Nicola Sturgeon's turn

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to take the picture when Channel Four's Jon Snow bumped

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into a fan in Aberdeen. It was taken in a grilled cheese

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sandwich shop, so let's hope And that's Election

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Reporting Scotland. Tomorrow on the campaign

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trail, the final push from all the politicians.

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Join us for our last show at 10.45pm.

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Until then, goodnight.

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