Tonight's programme is a tale of three Tory Prime Ministers. David Cameron admits he tried to get the Queen to intervene in the independence referendum and John Major goes to court to argue Boris Johnson's reasons for suspending Parliament cannot be true. Alex Massie and Joyce McMillan join Peter MacMahon to pass judgement on a week when British politics was put in the dock. And another climbdown by the Scottish Government as the Education Secretary scraps his controversial scheme to appoint a named person to safeguard the welfare of every child.
On the fifth anniversary of the independence referendum we debate the impact of the vote on the South of Scotland with the man who led the Yes campaign in the region and a local Tory MSP. Also on the programme - the former Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson tells Peter MacMahon she'd be ready to lead the no side in another independence referendum. And MSPs hear a no deal Brexit could be as disastrous as the 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak.
The new leader of the Liberal Democrats tells party members they face the fight of their lives for the heart and soul of Britain as she pledges to reverse Brexit. We have highlights of Jo Swinson's speech and we'll speak to Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie. Also on the programme - Scottish Government U-turns on health. There will be a public inquiry into two troubled hospitals - and changes are being made to the Drugs Deaths task force. Peter MacMahon questions the Public Health Minister. And is it time to do it all again? Five years on from the independence referendum we get the views of Borders voters.
On this edition of the programme UK government Ministers play down the dire warnings contained in their own Brexit Yellowhammer contingency plans they were forced to publish last night.The Prime Minister insists the UK will be ready to leave the EU at the end of next month and all he's doing is making the sensible preparations expected of any government. But the First Minister claims the horrors of a no deal Brexit have been laid bare. Also on the programme, Peter MacMahon speaks to Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard about his party's Brexit policy and an second independence referendum.
After Scotland’s highest civil court rules it was unlawful for Boris Johnson to suspend the Westminster Parliament, Peter MacMahon speaks to the First Minister and a to constitutional legal expert. Also on the programme - the Borders business postponing expansion plans because of Brexit uncertainty. And the children’s hospital without any children. The opening of the new Sick Kids in Edinburgh will be delayed for another year.
On tonight's programme - after uproar in Westminster as Parliament is suspended the SNP's Commons leader warns the Prime Minister that the Opposition could stop the UK Government from introducing a Queen's speech. Also on the programme- the Brexit threat to the health service. The boss of Dumfries and Galloway NHS tells Representing Border he fears a no deal exit could have a profound impact on recruiting vital staff. And Peter MacMahon speaks to the former chief of the Brexit department about negotiating a deal with Brussels and his call for a rethink of the UK union
On tonight's programme - how soon will Britain go back to the polls? At First Ministers Questions Nicola Sturgeon says she'd relish a general election. Boris Johnson claims he can see other way to break the Brexit deadlock. Peter MacMahon asks Scotland's Brexit Secretary Michael Russell if the SNP still want an immediate vote. And Alex Massie of the The Times, and Jenni Davidson of Holyrood Magazine look back on an astonishing week in Westminster, and consider what the events of the past few days mean for Scottish politics.
On tonight's programme more Brexit Commons defeats and a bruising first outing at Prime Minister's Questions for Boris Johnson. As a new poll suggests the Tories could face big losses in a General Election north of the Border we get voters views in Peebles. Also on the programme - the Chancellor's spending spree. Sajid Javid promises a cash boost for Scotland, and an extra one hundred and sixty million pounds for the country's farmers. Peter MacMahon speaks to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.
Representing Border returns after the summer recess with details of the First Minister's programme for government. Nicola Surgeon pledges action to combat the climate emergency but says a Brexit induced political emergency means Holyrood must be given the power to hold a second legally binding independence referendum. The Conservatives accuse the SNP of failing to deliver on previous promises and obsessing over another independence vote. Also on the programme - where now for the Scottish Conservatives after Ruth Davidson's resignation? We'll debate the party's future with two south of Scotland Tory MSPs.
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