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#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sought backing from the Edinburgh parliament on Tuesday (21 March) for her proposal to hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the first formal step in a process resisted by London. The parliament started a two-day debate on Sturgeon’s proposal to hold a referendum in late 2018 […]

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#Brexit: German MEP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a de facto coup

#Brexit: German MEP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a de facto coup

| March 20, 2017 | 10 Comments

Commenting on the decision by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29 , European Green Party Co-Chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said: “It was a politically toxic mix of resentment, nostalgia, and open lies that produced a leave majority in the Brexit referendum. But in stitching together its […]

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Britain to launch #Brexit process on 29 March: EU sources

Britain to launch #Brexit process on 29 March: EU sources

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on March 29 formally announcing Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc, EU sources told Reuters on Monday (20 March), saying Brussels had been told of the plan by British officials, writes Gabriela Baczynska. That letter next Wednesday will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown […]

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PM May starts UK tour before pulling #Brexit trigger

PM May starts UK tour before pulling #Brexit trigger

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday (20 March) as part of a plan to engage with all the nations of the United Kingdom before she formally launches Britain’s departure from the European Union, writes Kylie MacLellan. May is due to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, beginning two years of […]

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#Brexit: There should be no more referendums, the UK must leave

#Brexit: There should be no more referendums, the UK must leave

Members of the European Parliament should beware of those arguing for the final Brexit deal to be put to yet another EU Referendum in Britain. The Government must not accept this if it wants to get the best deal for the United Kingdom, and the European Parliament must not argue for this if it wants […]

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#Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

#Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs. The bill is expected to […]

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Scottish leader demands new independence vote before #Brexit

Scottish leader demands new independence vote before #Brexit

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union have become clearer, writes Elisabeth O’Leary. A vote that could rip apart the United Kingdom just months before Brexit would deepen the uncertainty surrounding the two-year process […]

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