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Scotland's papers: Brexit 'demands' and Pippa's hacked pictures

New laws to protect asylum seekers and refugees from the threat of hate crime in Scotland could be introduced after a Scottish government taskforce called for ministers to consider the move, according to The Scotsman.

The issue of a pre-election deal between the UK Labour Party and the SNP has not been settled, writes The Herald, which quotes Scottish Labour's Ian Murray as accusing Jeremy Corbyn of being "all over the place" on the issue.

Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is being called upon to resign his party whip amid a police investigation concerning alleged "financial irregularities" in his election expenses, claims The National.

The Times of Scotland writes that Nicola Sturgeon has upped the pressure on UK Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit with three "key questions" that she says are "fundamental" to the country's future.

The i paper claims that May 2018 is the date from a second referendum on Scottish independence and says the vote is likely to be announced next year.

The Scottish Daily Mail says Pippa Middleton is at the centre of a major security alert after a man offered to sell 3,000 photographs of her and her royal relatives for £50,000 to The Sun.

Scotland's police force has been condemned by its own officers, according to the Scottish Daily Express, which says the creation of a national single force was "the worst decision ever".

The Daily Record leads with a picture of a "smirking" Steven Bennie, who was convicted of causing the death of a woman on her son's wedding day through dangerous driving.

Ex-Celtic star Chris Killen has been charged by police over claims he carried out an early morning sex attack, according to The Scottish Sun.

City council chiefs have unveiled ambitious £70m plans for a rail link to Aberdeen Airport and new exhibition and conference centre, reports the Press and Journal

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