Peter MacMahon presents a special European Elections edition of the programme from Peebles. We hear from candidates from all the parties standing in Thursday's poll. And we debate the main issues with the three parties that have parliamentary representation in the South of Scotland - the Conservatives, the SNP and Labour.
As the Prime Minister agrees to set out a timetable for her departure after her Brexit bill comes back to the Commons Nicola Sturgeon says SNP MPs will vote against the deal. At First Minister's Questions Ruth Davidson claims parents are being left in the dark on school standards. And Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie consider how the main parties are placed ahead of next week's European Elections.
On tonight's programme, embarrassment for the new pro-remain party Change UK as their lead candidate urges Scots to vote for the Liberal Democrats in next week's elections. We report from the campaign trail with just a week to go before the European Parliament vote. We've highlights from Prime Minister's Questions as Theresa May faces further calls to quit as she insists she can still deliver on Brexit. And Peter MacMahon speaks to the Chairman of Scottish Land and Estates who tells Representing Border landowners need to change to survive.
Lord Steel's suspension from the Lib Dems is lifted after a party investigation into evidence he gave about child sex abuse allegations against the former Liberal MP Cyril Smith. We hear from the Scottish party leader Willie Rennie. Also on the programme, the Scottish Greens issue an ultimatum to the SNP - 'put the climate emergency at the the heart of your financial plans or we won't negotiate on next year's budget'. Peter MacMahon speaks to the Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
Nicola Sturgeon is accused of handing back powers to Westminster, but the First Minister hits back claiming Brexit is leading to creeping Westminster centralisation. Also on the programme - the man who has run the Scottish Parliament for twenty years. Peter MacMahon sits down with Holyrood's Chief Executive Sir Paul Grice to reflect on the anniversary of devolution. Plus our regular commentators Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie on the week in Scottish politics.
Tonight's Representing Border comes from Westminster as the Prime Minister faces renewed calls for another Brexit vote - and for her to quit. We've highlights of today's Prime Ministers Questions and Peter MacMahon speaks to Scottish Secretary David Mundell as he again rules out another independence referendum before 2021.
The Scottish Government scraps plans to cut taxes on air travel following pressure from environmental campaigners. The climbdown comes after the South of Scotland MSP Colin Smyth planned to force a vote on the issue in Holyrood. Peter MacMahon speaks to the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. Also on the programme - twenty years on from the first Scottish Parliament elections how radical is Holyrood's record? And what should its ambitions be for the next two decades? We hear from the former Cabinet Secretary Alex Neil. And we discuss Holyrood's future with Alison Payne from the public policy institute Reform Scotland and Robin McAlpine from the think tank Common Weal.
A special edition of the south of Scotland political programme from the Scottish Conservative's conference in Aberdeen.
The First Minister defends SNP policy on a new Scottish currency as the Tories attack proposals to ditch the pound if Scotland becomes independent. Also on the programme - Scottish Government plans to slash air passenger tax could be dropped as Ministers move to set tougher climate change targets. And the blueprint to boost the South of Scotland economy - details of new cash for local projects in the region. Plus Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie look ahead to the Scottish Conservative Party conference.
Three weeks after the EU warned the UK to make use of the delayed Brexit departure the Commons at last returns to considering the deadlock. We report on the Prime Minister's appearance before senior MPs. Meanwhile the First Minister unveils a plan to boost exports. Peter MacMahon speaks to Nicola Sturgeon. And we reflect on the Scottish Parliament's achievements as Holyrood's youngest, and one of its most senior MSPs discuss twenty years of devolution.