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SNP backs decriminalisation of drugs

Scotland had highest number of drug-related deaths in European Union last year

Lib Dems hold off SNP surge to win Shetland by-election

Beatrice Wishart becomes first ever woman to represent the island constituency 

UK Politics

Benjamin Kentish Could turmoil in Scottish politics decide the next general election?

Loss of the Tories’ popular Scottish leader is a major blow for Boris Johnson, while Jeremy Corbyn’s shift on Scottish independence is likely made with an autumn election in mind

BBC scraps free TV licences for 3.7 million pensioners

Corporation feared ‘very profound impact’ of maintaining the perk, says director-general

Former SNP MP jailed for embezzling more than £25,000

Natalie McGarry splashed stolen money on rent, a holiday to Spain, transfers to her husband and other lifestyle spending, court hears

Row among fresh Brexit referendum supporters over early vote

Vince Cable’s party tables amendment to next week’s crucial Commons vote – but People's Vote campaign calls it ‘deeply unhelpful’

May admits she was wrong to say EU nationals ‘jump the queue’ into UK

Prime minister backtracks as she reveals ‘meaningful vote’ on her Brexit deal will take place on Tuesday 11 December