As Brexit talks go on between the UK Government and Labour Nicola Sturgeons warns Theresa May and Jermey Corbyn not to cobble together a compromise. Also on the programme another final warning for Scotrail on the Borders Railway after a pregnant women takes ill and passengers faint on an overcrowded train. And the South of Scotland MSP Michelle Ballantyne denies she wants to privatise the health service as she faces more criticism for controversial comments on the NHS.
The First Minister warns of a bad Brexit compromise after talks with the Prime Minister at Westminster, but Nicola Sturgeon is accused of only wanting to create chaos to further the independence campaign. Peter MacMahon speaks to Scotland's Brexit Secretary Michael Russell and to the Scottish Conservative's Policy Co-ordinator Donald Cameron. Also on the programme, a new call to end the need for corroboration before a case goes to court. We hear from campaigners who say the change would mean more rape and domestic abuse cases could be heard.
The First Minister accuses the Prime Minister of kicking the Brexit can down the road yet again. We speak to the Scottish Political Correspondent of The Times, Kieran Andrews. Also on the programme a new attempt to change the law on assisted dying allowing the terminally ill to get help to end their own life. We debate the issue with MSPs Patrick Harvie and Liz Smith. And green campaigners say Scottish Government targets to cut greenhouse gases don't go far enough.
After SNP MPs fail to back a plan for a customs union the First Minister is accused of a pursuing an obsession with independence and not caring about getting a solution to Brexit . But Nicola Sturgeon defends the actions of the SNP group at Westminster, saying their top priority now is to stop Brexit. We also report on the fears of sheep farmers in the South of Scotland if there is a no deal Brexit. And the Children's Minister has backed the bill that would ban parents from smacking their youngsters. Maree Todd told MSPs that the legislation sends a clear message that physical punishment of children is not acceptable.
Peter MacMahon presents tonight's programme from Westminster. As the Commons seeks a way out of the EU deadlock we'll hear of the Brexit fears of some South of Scotland businesses. Peter asks the Borders MP John Lamont what should happen next, if it's time for the Prime Minister to quit or if a general election is now on the cards. We also hear from the polling guru Professor Sir John Curtice on his latest research on the government's handling of Brexit and the likelihood of another referendum.
Tonight's programme has highlights of First Minister's Questions. Nicola Sturgeon says she'll announce a way forward on a second independence referendum when she sees what clarity emerges on Brexit in the next few days. Also tonight, after cancellations, delays and chronic overcrowding on the Borders Railway Scotrail is warned it's the last chance saloon. Plus Joyce McMillan and Alex Massie on Brexit and Indyref2.
The Prime Minister sticks to script and insists she can still get her Brexit deal through Parliament. The SNP say Theresa May's a failure and must now allow another EU referendum. Also tonight - MSPs have their say on Labour's plan to make bus travel free for under twenty fives. We get reaction in Galashiels. And is it time for more radical reform? Scotland's Land Commission calls for new measures to stop big landowners abusing their power to stifle rural community development.
With Brexit deadlock and delay what's the view on the streets of the South of Scotland? Dumfriesshire's Conservative MSP says most of his constituents are fed up with the uncertainty and just want a deal to be done. We're on the doorstep to find out if he's right, and we'll debate what should happen now with Oliver Mundell and the SNP's Joan McAlpine. Also on the programme - after a deal to create jobs in Annan there are claims some politicians are playing petty politics over the future of the former Pinney's plant.
On tonight's programme after MPs back a Brexit delay there are recriminations over the defeat for a second EU referendum. Peter MacMahon speaks to Scotland's Brexit Secretary Michael Russell who warns there's now no majority for anything in the Commons and that's bad news for the country and Europe. Also tonight - the calls to kick David Steel out of the House of Lords after he admits his former Liberal Colleague Cyril Smith told him he'd been investigated over sex abuse allegations.
On tonight's programme - a green light for the Borderlands Growth deal. The UK and Scottish Government's pledge a £345 million investment programme to grow the region's economy. We'll ask what difference the cash could make to the South of Scotland, and if the two governments are really ready to work together. We speak to Scottish Secretary David Mundell and the Scottish Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson.