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The Scottish government has an "open mind" about further changes to its controversial hate crime bill, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf says.

"Boris Johnson now is a bigger threat to the continuation of the United Kingdom than Nicola Sturgeon or Alex Salmond" Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael MP says there is a "mismatch" between what the PM says in public and private

"Any politician who wanted to hold a referendum... at this moment is frankly mad, we are in the middle of a very serious health situation," says Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick on a Scottish referendum He denied the PM said devolution was a disaster

Thank you to our Scottish supporters who participated in the Week Of Action for a Just & Green Recovery - it was a huge success! 🌍400 constituents met Ministers, party leaders & Cabinet Secretary's, connecting the dots between climate, health care, jobs, education & the economy.

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The Scottish climate secretary has said a "traditional" COP26 climate change conference may not be possible in Glasgow next year if the world has not recovered from the coronavirus pandemic

“Politicians who rage against democracy don’t prevail” FM @NicolaSturgeon ⁩ has dismissed Scottish secretary, Alister Jack’s claim that UK answer on #indyref2  is “no for a generation” as “rubbish” MP @PeteWishart ⁩ urges ‘yes’ campaigners to hold their nerve


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On exam results, @NicolaSturgeon  says “despite our best intentions, I do acknowledge that we did not get this right”. The FM says “sorry”, and outlines a determination to “put it right”. Education Secretary John Swinney will make a statement in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.

New: Scottish government repeatedly raised concerns about living conditions for asylum seekers in Glasgow during pandemic Communites secretary @ClydesdAileen  Campbell wrote three times to @ukhomeoffice  about circumstances of those in hotel accommodation

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has stepped up his attack on the Prime Minister for standing by his senior adviser Dominic Cummings. We again asked to speak to Scots Secretary Alister Jack but he declined. Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw was unavailable. #bbcgms  0710

Dominic Cummings row continues: we asked to speak to someone from @ScotTories  again this morning, including Scottish Secretary Alister Jack & Scotland Office Minister Douglas Ross. Again no-one was available. We'll speak to special adviser to Number 10 @Ramsay59  #bbcgms  0705

Alex Salmond calls on Permanent Secretary to Scottish Government Lesley Evans to resign as a result of her incompetence.

??????? STUC general secretary, Grahame Smith, has urged the Scottish Labour to back @NicolaSturgeon ’s call for a second independence referendum after the #GE2019  result.

It has just been announced on @BBCGaryR  that not one elected Scottish Tory is available for interview this morning. It is a disgrace, and a measure of his weakness, that the Secretary of State is not available to defend the attack on our democracy that got underway yesterday.

?‍♀️ The new Scottish Secretary, Alister Jack, claims a No Deal Brexit won’t be “seriously damaging” for Scotland. ? UK Gov's own analysis shows it'll mean food shortages, huge disruptions to trade, and will shrink the Scottish economy by 8%. ? Yet he’s happy to support it.

?: The Scottish Secretary has failed to stand up for Scotland. His government will use legislation to Scotland's po #powergrabers , despite the Scottish Parliament saying no. Help us tell the Tories, hands off Scotland's powers:

One of the new Scottish Tories just got up to praise the deal. What a waste of space they're going to be. Scots Secretary nowhere to be seen