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Scottish government demands assurance over vital EU #Brexit meetings

Scottish government demands assurance over vital EU #Brexit meetings

| August 15, 2019

External Affairs Secretary warns against Scotland’s interests being ignored. The Scottish government is calling on the UK government not to withdraw from a series of influential EU working groups and meetings. External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop says the UK government’s reported intention to remove diplomats from these working groups would surrender the UK’s ability to […]

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Scottish court to hear no-deal #Brexit suspension case next month

Scottish court to hear no-deal #Brexit suspension case next month

| August 14, 2019

A legal bid to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspending parliament to stop lawmakers blocking a no-deal Brexit will be heard at a Scottish court next month, writes Michael Holden. A group of around 70 lawmakers from opposition parties are backing a bid to have Scotland’s highest civil court rule that Johnson cannot ask […]

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Doubts over #Erasmus+ after EU exit

Doubts over #Erasmus+ after EU exit

| August 14, 2019

The Scottish and Welsh governments have raised serious concerns about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the popular Europe-wide international student exchange programme Erasmus+. In a letter to Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson, Scottish Further and Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead and Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams argue the case for continued […]

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Taiwan art groups sparkle at #EdinburghFringeFestival 

Taiwan art groups sparkle at #EdinburghFringeFestival 

| August 12, 2019

Four local Taiwanese art groups are showcasing their rich and creative performances until 25 August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.    Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the sixth Taiwan Season at the Fringe kicked off on August 2 at venues Dance Base and Summerhall. The lineup comprises B.Dance, Chang Dance Theatre and Dua Shin […]

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Sturgeon warns a ‘no deal’ #Brexit will ‘inevitably cause disruption’

Sturgeon warns a ‘no deal’ #Brexit will ‘inevitably cause disruption’

| August 4, 2019

The Scottish government will do everything in its power to stop a deeply damaging ‘no deal’ Brexit, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. At a cabinet meeting ministers also agreed to step up preparations for a ‘no deal’ after the UK government’s refusal to enter into negotiations with the EU made such an outcome more […]

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Sturgeon thinks PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal #Brexit

Sturgeon thinks PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal #Brexit

| July 30, 2019

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Monday (29 July) she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit, writes Russel Cheyne. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Johnson in Edinburgh, Sturgeon said there was no clarity on how he planned to reach a new exit deal when the European Union […]

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PM #Johnson booed as he meets Scotland’s Sturgeon

PM #Johnson booed as he meets Scotland’s Sturgeon

| July 30, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday (29 July), writes Russel Cheyne. Sturgeon has said Johnson’s Brexit plans would hurt the economy in Scotland, which voted to remain in the EU in 2016, and has […]

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