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Representing Border is ITV Border's Scottish political programme for the South of Scotland. Covering the events of Holyrood and Westminster that matter to people in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

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Tonight's programme comes from Westminster. On the day of the Queen's speech there was the usual pomp and pageantry but what was the point?

We report on a state opening of a parliament that may only last weeks, with a programme for government there's no majority to deliver.

Peter MacMahon asks the Scottish Secretary Alister Jack if today was anything more than an extended party political broadcast for the Conservative party.

And we speak to two of Westminster's senior political journalists on the next parliamentary moves on Brexit.

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On tonight's programme - the UK and Scottish governments are as far apart as ever on Brexit after warnings of no deal medicine shortages. How a trade war about planes is threatening Borders textiles - we report from Hawick. Peter MacMahon speaks to Scottish Greens Co-convner Patrick Harvie ahead of his party conference this weekend. And Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie consider what's next on Brexit.


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On tonight's Representing Border - paying to park at work. MSPs debate the scheme giving councils the right to impose a workplace parking levy. Also on the programme - the President of the Farmers' Union in Scotland warns no deal Brexit tariff changes are set to 'hammer' South of Scotland agriculture. And putting Scotland's controversial not proven verdict in the dock. Juries could soon simply have a choice between guilty or not guilty. Peter MacMahon speaks to the Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf.

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On tonight's programme - Peter MacMahon interviews Tony Blair on Boris Johnson's handling of Brexit and another independence referendum. The Former Prime Minister tells Representing Border an SNP win at the next Scottish Parliament elections won't in itself constitute a mandate for indyref2. Also on the programme - planing for no deal disruption. The Scottish Government confirm the story we broke last week that Stranraer's disused ferry port is on standby to be used a lorry park after Brexit. And why Borders rail campaigners believe the climate emergency will boost the case for extending the line to Carlisle.

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On tonight's programme - how the Prime Minister's proposals on an EU deal could mean checks at Cairnryan ports and controls on Scottish trade with Northern Ireland. Peter MacMahon speaks to the local MSP Finlay Carson. Also on the programme, MSPs vote to ban parents from smacking their children. However there won't be a full legal ban on fracking. Ministers say NO to unconventional oil and gas but stop short of outlawing the controversial technique for good. We hear from the Energy Minister and South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse.

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Boris Johnson tells the Tory conference he'll defend the Union as he accuses the SNP of wanting to make Jeremy Corbyn PM to secure another independence referendum. We have highlights of the Prime Minister's speech, and the former Tory spin doctor Andy Maciver and the Deputy Political Editor of the Scottish Daily Mail Rachel Watson discuss how will Boris Johnson's central message of getting Brexit done play with voters. Also on the programme - the Scottish Government's set to confirm the effective ban on fracking will continue, but environmental campaigners demand legislation to outlaw the controversial technique for good.


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This evening's programme looks at Brexit, the Irish Border and the impact leaving the EU will have on the South West of Scotland. Greg Hoare reports on the preparations for potential disruption at the ports of Cairnryan, but the Scottish Secretary tells the programme it will all go smoothly and there'll be no border in the Irish Sea. Alister Jack also backs Boris Johnson as a vote winner in Scotland insisting the Prime Minister is an asset not a liability despite the groping allegations. Also on the programme - almost a decade on from legislation to control dogs why adults and children are still being attacked. MSPs debate the Control of Dogs Act.

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On tonight's programme - MPs demand an apology from the Prime Minister for the rhetoric that inflamed the Commons. But Boris Johnson says the way to heal divisions is to get Brexit sorted. Our regular commentators Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie will be here with their take on the language row. Also tonight - from Borders rugby legend to lobbyist. Dodide Weir comes to Holyrood and chalks up another win.

Watch Representing Border 25/09/19

On tonight's programme - the Westminster standoff. A defiant Boris Johnson goads the opposition to vote him out but they say not before no deal is ruled out. We'll hear from the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford on what should happen next, and how he'd be prepared to accept Labour's Jeremy Corbyn as interim Prime Minister. Also tonight - Ministers agree tougher new targets to cut emissions, but the Greens say the climate change bill's still not bold enough. And we meet the Borders primary school pupils leading the way in tackling the climate emergency.

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On tonight's programme - we have full reaction and analysis on the Supreme Court's judgement that Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen that Westminster should be suspended for five weeks was unlawful Peter MacMahon speaks to Nicola Sturgeon as she insists Boris Johnson must quit. Peter also questions the First Minister about the impact of the court ruling on plans for another independence referendum. We get more on the legal significance of the Court ruling from the Professor of Constitutional Theory at Edinburgh University, Stephen Tierney. And the Scottish Tories new spokesperson on Europe Donald Cameron tells us Boris Johnson is still fit to be PM. And later in the programme - a big rise in violent crime across the South of Scotland. The Conservatives call the figures catastrophic.

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