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Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

| February 20, 2020

The UK government’s determination to force through a “destructive and damaging hard Brexit” means the Scottish government must step up its efforts to defend Scotland’s interests. Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution Michael Russell said those driving UK government Brexit policy were not interested in listening to calls for a softer Brexit and people in Scotland […]

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Nicola #Sturgeon addresses Brussels over #Brexit

Nicola #Sturgeon addresses Brussels over #Brexit

| February 12, 2020

Speaking on 10 February, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said: “It is always wonderful to be in Brussels, but today it is also quite emotional. “This is the first time I have been here – or indeed anywhere outside Scotland – since the UK left the European Union ten days ago. “Brexit was a […]

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Plan for #ScottishVisa

Plan for #ScottishVisa

| January 27, 2020

Proposals for a new Scottish visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps have been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured, right). The proposals have been designed to work with devolution – but the principles and the practical measures proposed could be adapted should Scotland become independent in future. Under the current constitutional arrangements, […]

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EU citizens ‘vital’ to #Scotland

EU citizens ‘vital’ to #Scotland

| January 20, 2020

EU citizens living and working in Scotland make an invaluable contribution to our society, culture and economy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will say today (20 January). At an event in Edinburgh to celebrate the positive impact of EU citizens the First Minister will announce additional funding for the Stay in Scotland campaign. The campaign has […]

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#Johnson rejects #Sturgeon request for independence referendum powers

#Johnson rejects #Sturgeon request for independence referendum powers

| January 15, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) on Tuesday (14 January) refusing her request to be given the powers to hold another Scottish independence referendum, write Kylie MacLellan and Michael Holden. As things stand, a referendum cannot take place without the consent of the UK government. Sturgeon wrote to […]

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Scottish leader says will consider all options if UK blocks independence vote

Scottish leader says will consider all options if UK blocks independence vote

| December 20, 2019

Scotland’s nationalist government will consider all options to achieve self-determination for Scots if the British government tries to stop it from holding a referendum on Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Thursday (19 December), writes Andrew MacAskill.  “The question is often posed to me: ‘what will you do if Boris Johnson says […]

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A fractured kingdom: Paths to independence for #Scotland

A fractured kingdom: Paths to independence for #Scotland

| December 18, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s promise to take Britain out of the European Union next month could jeopardize a much older union: the United Kingdom which binds together England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, writes Andrew MacAskill. After centuries of dreams about independence, Scottish nationalists now see Brexit as their ticket to secession, and Scottish First […]

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