When a 20-something-year-old Jamie Stone told his father of his aspiration to be an MP one day, the remark was met with a "very quizzical raised eyebrow".
A Belgian MEP has claimed Theresa May has shown appalling leadership and should go back to the voters on Brexit.
The row over the Tories' £1billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party intensified last night as the SNP called into question David Mundell's position as Scottish secretary.
The First Minister's decision to put her indyref2 plans on ice shows she was profoundly shocked to see her party's big beasts fall as victims of a Tory surge.
The Scottish Government could launch a formal dispute against a £1billion deal that will see the DUP prop up a Tory administration at Westminster.
The RAF could carry out air strikes in response to cyber attacks aimed at Britain, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon warned potential hackers.
Britain's most powerful warship is not vulnerable to a cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has insisted, after fears were raised about its software.
Britain will support any fresh retaliation by the United States for the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said.
The UK Government has come under fire after it emerged Scotland will receive no extra money as a result of Theresa May's "grubby and shameless deal" with the Democratic Unionist Party.
The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has criticised the Ministry of Defence, saying it failed to support her family.
The Commander of HMS Queen Elizabeth has strongly defended the need for such a ship, with questions raised over its cost and relevance in a changing world.
The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy has set sail for the first time.
The Scottish MEP often described as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's right hand man has claimed Brexit will end up as a Ukraine-style free trade agreement.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has acknowledged he might not be able to referee "as many high-profile football matches" in his new role.
Andrew Bowie always thought he would serve 22 years in the Royal Navy, like his granddad.
New Environment Secretary Michael Gove has ruled out the Scottish Government having a direct role in the Brexit negotiations.
Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "tremendous" work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.
Theresa May blocked David Cameron's attempt after last year's Brexit referendum to unilaterally guarantee that European Union nationals living in Britain could stay in the country, George Osborne's newspaper has claimed.
Less than three months ago, David Duguid was stuffing envelopes for the Conservative party in the run-up to the council elections.
The UK will offer residency guarantees for EU citizens if a reciprocal offer is provided, the Prime Minister has told other heads of state.
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said he wanted to see more recruits from ethnic minority backgrounds join the armed forces.
The decision to hand a defeated Tory election candidate a peerage so he can become a minister is a "total affront to democracy", the SNP has told the Government.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has insisted the Queen's Speech is about "bringing our United Kingdom closer together" amid warnings Brexit must not be used as a vehicle to concentrate power at Westminster.
Theresa May was accused of a "power grab" last night as she abandoned key manifesto commitments in a "threadbare" Queen's Speech which was focused largely on Brexit.
A year ago, my exclamations of disappointment could be heard in Aberdeen.
This is the first Queen's Speech by a minority government for 40 years.
Proposals to return access to and management of UK waters to British fishermen have been outlined in the Queen's Speech.
Highland MP Drew Hendry has been made the SNP's energy spokesman in Ian Blackford's front-bench team.
The Press and Journal can reveal that English Conservative MP Richard Harrington is due to be confirmed as the new energy minister.
Prince Harry has opened up about how his time in Afghanistan was the trigger for him to get help dealing with his mother's death.
Alex Salmond has claimed the UK could struggle to secure a good Brexit deal because EU negotiators will believe they have the upper hand on Theresa May's "weak and wobbly" government.
UK farming minister Michael Gove has faced criticism after cancelling two meetings about the post-Brexit future of the farming industry.