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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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#Brexit help for EU citizens

#Brexit help for EU citizens

| September 9, 2019

EU citizens affected by changes to the immigration rules as a result of Brexit are to be offered extra support and advice. The EU Citizens’ Rights Project, backed by £50,000 from the Scottish government, will deliver nationwide events to raise awareness about what they need to do to stay in Scotland after Brexit. The focus […]

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A dram of hope for #WhiskyExports – New Scotland-Netherlands ferry proposed

A dram of hope for #WhiskyExports – New Scotland-Netherlands ferry proposed

| August 22, 2019

A Scottish company and a Dutch port are discussing launching a new ferry line ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union, potentially providing a swift alternative route for Scottish exports such as whisky if Brexit causes transport delays, writes Toby Sterling. The ferry line would run between Rosyth, near Edinburgh, and Groningen Seaport at […]

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Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as #Brexit divides festival audiences

Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as #Brexit divides festival audiences

| August 20, 2019

For many home-grown performers at the world’s largest arts festival, Britain’s looming departure from the European Union presents a unique artistic challenge, writes Barbara Lewis. Three years after the country voted narrowly in favour of quitting the bloc, some comics at the Edinburgh fringe consider the issue too risky to mention. Others feel compelled to […]

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#Brexit – UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

#Brexit – UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

| August 19, 2019

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by The Sunday Times (18 August) whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers, writes Reuters. Setting out a vision of jammed ports, public protests and widespread disruption, the paper said […]

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