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Peter Macmahon is in Westminster getting reaction from South of Scotland MPs on the historic Brexit vote. Also tonight MSPs agree to set up a parliamentary inquiry into the fallout from the sexual misconduct allegations against Alex Salmond. And what local people want from the new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency. We report from Dumfries.

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Neither conspiracy nor collusion'. The First Minister is forced to repeatedly deny she intervened in her Government's investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond. We discuss the fallout from the botched inquiry with the Spectator's Alex Massie and Kathleen Nutt from The National. And after Jeremy Corbyn calls for an early election we discuss Labour's EU policy with the Scottish party's Brexit spokesperson Neil Findlay.



The Scottish Secretary tells Representing Border MPs could be asked to vote again on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal even if it's defeated next week. Also on the programme, another warning that the Finance Secretary's budget plans will mean front-line council services are hit hard. And new proposals to tighten the law on fox hunting. The Scottish Government wants to limit hunts to two dogs.

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Alex Salmond wins a court challenge over the Scottish Government's handling of its inquiry into sexual harassment claims. The former First Minister calls for Scotland's top civil servant to quit. Peter MacMahon speaks to the journalist who broke the original story of the allegations against Mr Salmond, and we consider the political impact of today's court ruling. Also tonight the interim leader of the Scottish Tories admits that Theresa May will struggle to get MPs to back her Brexit deal.

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On the eve of the anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing the First Minister praises the people of the town for building a legacy of hope from the tragedy. Peter MacMahon speaks to the local MSP Oliver Mundell. Also on the programme Nicola Sturgeon concedes passengers are owed an apology for hundreds of ScotRail cancellations. And Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie give their thoughts on our rail service, and their Brexit predictions for the new year.

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At Brexit talks in Downing Street the First Minister tells the Prime Minister she must extend article 50 to stop the UK crashing out of the EU. There's uproar in the Commons over Jeremy Corbyn's alleged sexist comment about Theresa May. And the Viking age hoard unearthed in a Galloway field. Some of the precious finds are to tour Scotland. We'll ask the Culture Secretary why the the collection won't be permanently housed in Kirkcudbright.


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Struggling ScotRail. A South of Scotland MSP calls for a freeze on fare increases in the face of more cancellations and overcrowding on the country's rail network. And Councils warn the Scottish Government's budget plans will mean cuts to vital services and jobs. Peter MacMahon speaks to the Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes and to the Green's Patrick Harvie.

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A Representing Border review of the year. Peter MacMahon looks back at the events of the Scottish political year with Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie.

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On tonight's programme - clashes at First Minister's Questions over the SNP budget plans. Both the Scottish and UK governments claim victory after the Supreme Court rules on the legality of Holyrood's Brexit legislation. And after the death of a new mother from Peebles at an Edinburgh Hospital a Borders MSP questions the health board's handling of the investigation into the tragedy. Plus commentary on the political week from Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie.

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The latest episode of ITV Border's Scottish political programme, Representing Border, looks at the issues from Holyrood and Westminster that matter to the South of Scotland.

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