Tag: Scotland

#ScottishNationalists float #Labour alliance in return for independence vote

#ScottishNationalists float #Labour alliance in return for independence vote

| November 8, 2019

Scottish Nationalists will seek “a progressive alliance” with the opposition Labour Party if an election next month results in no one winning an overall majority, but the party wants a second independence vote in return, its leader Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Friday (8 November), writes Russell Cheyne. Britons head to the polls on 12 […]

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#Brexit deal impact study – Exit agreement predicted to hit Scottish economy

#Brexit deal impact study – Exit agreement predicted to hit Scottish economy

| October 31, 2019

Scotland’s economy would suffer significant damage under the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, according to Scottish government analysis. The assessment estimates that under the free trade agreement envisaged in the deal, Scottish Gross Domestic Product would be 6.1% lower by 2030 compared to forecasts under continued EU membership. This equates to £1,600 per person. The potential […]

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Support for #EUCitizens – Scots First Minister Nicola Sturgeon writes open letter to EU citizens

Support for #EUCitizens – Scots First Minister Nicola Sturgeon writes open letter to EU citizens

| October 25, 2019

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) has written an open letter to EU citizens reaffirming that Scotland welcomes them and values their contribution to our society, culture and economy. The letter reads: “Dear European Union citizens living in Scotland. “I wrote an open letter to you in 2016 following the EU referendum and again in April […]

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SNP MEP – ‘MPs must get back to work’ on #Brexit

SNP MEP – ‘MPs must get back to work’ on #Brexit

| September 24, 2019

SNP MEP Alyn Smith (pictured) has said the Parliament must resume immediately after the UK Supreme Court ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament was unlawful and unconstitutional upholding the ruling of Scotland’s supreme court. Smith said: “This is good news, and I pay tribute to my SNP colleague Joanna Cherry QC MP who led the […]

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#Arctic connections

#Arctic connections

| September 24, 2019

Scotland has the expertise and vision to serve as a link between the Arctic region and the wider world with opportunities to help tackle issues such as sustainable tourism, renewable energy and climate change, Scotland’s External Affairs Secretary has said. Launching Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework in Orkney, Fiona Hyslop highlighted past collaboration and joint […]

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Building ties with #Germany

Building ties with #Germany

| September 19, 2019

The European Union’s role in promoting economic prosperity, democracy and human rights has benefited Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on 18 September. The First Minister is in Berlin to build diplomatic links with the German government and discuss with business leaders how economic ties between Scotland and Germany can be strengthened. Germany was […]

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#Huawei welcomes UK commitment to digital infrastructure

#Huawei welcomes UK commitment to digital infrastructure

| August 27, 2019

“We welcome the Secretary of State Nicky Morgan’s commitment to the development of world-class digital infrastructure that will help the UK continue to ‘compete and grow in the global economy’ said a Huawei spokesperson today. “Over the last 18 years, Huawei has helped build the UK’s broadband, 3G and 4G networks and, as independent analysts […]

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