A man has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a man at a house in Glasgow.
Corbyn: Scottish Independence Would Bring 'Turbo-Charged' Austerity
Independence would result in "turbo-charged austerity'' for Scotland and a "glaring hole'' in the cash for essential public services, Jeremy Corbyn has warned.
While First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to take the UK out of Europe's single market "undoubtedly'' makes a second referendum more likely, the Labour leader cautioned Scots against leaving the UK.
He also insisted the vote for Brexit could bring "opportunities'' for Scotland, with the possibility of further powers being devolved to Holyrood.
Mr Corbyn said while "of course Scotland has the talent and ability to run its own affairs'', he did not believe this "would be the best option for the Scottish people''.
Since the 2014 independence referendum, the case for Scotland leaving the UK had "weakened'', he claimed, citing the plunge in North Sea oil revenues as one reason for this.
Speaking out against independence in Glasgow, he insisted: "It would lead to turbo-charged austerity and a glaring hole in the money required to fund essential services, and would not be in the interests of the people of Scotland.''
His claim was, however, rejected by Ms Sturgeon, who branded it "rubbish''.
The SNP leader tweeted: "If Corbyn wasn't leading such a pitifully ineffective opposition the Tories wouldn't be getting away with half of what they are.''
Police investigating a series of assaults in Glasgow city centre have issued images of a man they want to talk to.
A major diversion on Scotland's busiest road has seen traffic moving well, according to transport bosses.
An independent Scotland could be a full member of the European Union by 2023, according to two leading academics.
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