On tonight's programme the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown warns the Union wouldn't be safe in Boris Johnson's hands. And the defecto deputy PM David Lidington also weighs in, telling Representing Border that Boris Johnson's failure to rule out a no deal Brexit damages the United Kingdom. Peter MacMahon speaks to Deputy First Minister John Swinney about the Tory leadership contender and about the Scottish Government's education reforms. Also on the programme, coming of age in the devolution era. Young people from the Borders tell us what they think of the Scottish Parliament ahead of this weekend's twentieth anniversary celebrations
With Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt set to contest the next phase of the Tory leadership contest we ask the Scotsman's Joyce McMillan and Kieran Andrews from The Times how it will play out north of the Border. Also on the programme - only one in ten Scottish farmers are positive about their post Brexit future according to their Union's biggest members survey. We report from the Royal Highland show. And the Scottish Government delays planned reforms to make it easier and faster for people to legally change their gender. Peter MacMahon speaks to the Equalities Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville.
Conservative MPs have decided which two candidates should take their message to members in the race for No.10.Read the full story ›
Peter MacMahon presents tonight's programme from Westminster as the International Development Secretary Rory Stewart is knocked out of the Tory leadership contest. The frontrunner Boris Johnson is branded a racist and not fit for office by the SNP Peter speaks to the Borders MP John Lamont who's backing Jeremy Hunt for number ten. And we hear too from the Scotsman's Westminster correspondent on the impact the leadership battle's having on the Scottish Tory party. Also on the programme, MSPs approve the principles of the workplace parking levy, but only after a bad tempered debate.
After failing to gain enough support from Tory MPs, Rory Stewart, was eliminated from the race, leaving Johnson, Javid, Hunt and Gove.Read the full story ›
The five remaining candidates face another elimination round on Wednesday and will be whittled down to two by Thursday.Read the full story ›
As climate emergency campaigners converge on Holyrood to demand more urgent action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions we'll debate the new targets agreed today by MSPs with the Greens and Conservatives. And Peter MacMahon speaks to the Climate Change Secretary. Also on the programme, three years on from the referendum we hear the Brexit hopes and fears of two South of Scotland farmers. Plus, from the horrors of civil war to the safety of the South west. We report on the successes and struggles of Syrian refugees making a new life in Dumfries.
The Penrith and The Border MP received 37 votes.Read the full story ›
The International Development Secretary has overtaken Jeremy Hunt, according to online bookmakers Betfair.Read the full story ›
After Boris Johnson wins round one of the Tory leadership contest the Scottish Secretary David Mundell tells Representing Border he isn't now ruling out serving in a Johnson cabinet. We have the details of the first ballot. And our regular commentators Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie consider what a Johnson premiership might mean for the Tories north of the border.