Scotland

Scotland's papers: Indyref2 'rebuff' and Trump's 'tap rap'

The prime minister's comment that "now is not the time" for a referendum on Scottish independence dominate Scotland's front pages.

The Herald quotes Nicola Sturgeon as saying Theresa May has "sealed the fate of the union" by denying Scots a second referendum, as the UK's most powerful politicians became locked in what the paper describes as a "stand-off that threatened to spiral into a full-blown constitutional crisis".

The stage is set for months of constitutional deadlock after Theresa May rejected SNP demands for a second independence referendum before Brexit, is how The Scotsman reports the story.

Under the headline "Feart" The National accuses the Tories of "running scared" of the Scottish people, after David Mundell and Ruth Davidson refused to set out an "arbitrary" timetable of when the UK government might allow Scots to hold a vote on independence.

The i newspaper carries a warning from Nicola Sturgeon that Theresa May's plan to block a second referendum on Scottish independence until after the UK has left the EU could ultimately spell the end of the Union.

The Scottish Daily Mail proclaims "Hallelujah" and writes that Mrs May plans to hold off the first minister's plans of a second independence referendum for as long as six years.

Meanwhile, the prime minister will today unveil her new plan for Britain after she "crushed" Nicola Sturgeon's attempts to "wreck Brexit", according to the Scottish Daily Express.

The Daily Record headlines its story "Yeah but, no but, yeah but, no" and says that Theresa May has done her best impression of Little Britain's stroppy teen Vicky Pollard, by "grudgingly conceding" that a new vote could happen, but rejected the SNP's timetable of a referendum by 2019.

The Courier quotes Nicola Sturgeon as saying Theresa May's bid to block an independence referendum is a "democratic outrage".

In other news, Google is to be summoned before the UK government to explain why taxpayers are "unwittingly funding extremists through advertising", according to The Times.

The Scottish Sun reports how the White House has repeated claims that Britain's intelligence service, GCHQ, were "ordered to bug" Donald Trump's phone by then-President Barack Obama.

Aberdeen Football Club's plans for a new £50m stadium have been dealt a blow after local councillors said they could not back the plan amid concerns over transport links, parking and the impact on nearby residents, writes The Press and Journal

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