Day: 3 October 2021

Jaco van der Walt admits mistakes cost Edinburgh in defeat to Benetton

EDINBURGH were not the first Scottish side to be defeated at the death in Italy, and they are sure not to be the last either. All losses are frustrating, especially those which are avoidable, and the 28-27 beating by Benetton on Saturday certainly came into that category. Moreover, the result at Treviso’s Stadio Monigo was …

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Boris Johnson warns shortages on the shelves could continue to Christmas

Boris Johnson has put the British public on notice to expect empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas as he said the economy was in a “period of adjustment” following Brexit. On the opening day of the Tory Party conference in Manchester, the Prime Minister insisted the fuel crisis was finally “abating” after days of …

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Former Tory Downing Street chief of staff Gavin Barwell warns indyref2 mandate ‘clear’

A FORMER Downing Street chief of staff has said that the “democratic mandate” for a second referendum on Scottish independence is “clear”. The UK Government has repeatedly denied appeals for a re-run of the 2014 poll, despite a majority of pro-indy MSPs elected to Holyrood at May’s election. But Gavin Barwell, former Tory MP and …

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Douglas Ross vows to ‘end nationalism for good’ in keynote address

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has vowed to “stop nationalism for good” in a keynote speech to the Tory conference. Douglas Ross accused Nicola Sturgeon of turning the Scottish Government into an offshoot of the Yes campaign, and said his party was taking the reigns in appealing to working class Scots in a direct …

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Ross County chief criticises Dundee United boss Tam Courts for anti-racism gesture

Ross County have labelled Dundee United head coach Tam Courts irresponsible for his reaction to allegations of racism against their fans which they say proved unfounded. County chief executive Steven Ferguson claimed Courts could have incited trouble for the travelling fans after raising a Show Racism the Red Card T-shirt aloft after United’s 1-0 win …

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