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UK risks Scotland split and more austerity after a no-deal #Brexit – Hammond

UK risks Scotland split and more austerity after a no-deal #Brexit – Hammond

| June 21, 2019

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (pictured) has warned contenders in the race to become prime minister that a no-deal Brexit could pull the United Kingdom apart and would deprive Britain’s next leader of the money needed to end austerity, writes William Schomberg. All four remaining candidates in the Conservative Party leadership contest have said […]

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#Brexit – Unheard Voices

#Brexit – Unheard Voices

| June 17, 2019

The results of a consultation carried out across Scotland on the impact of Brexit has been published in a new report.  Brexit: Unheard Voices brings together the views of 13 groups on preparing for the UK leaving the EU.  The Scottish Government’s £150,000 stakeholder engagement fund provided grants to help organizations which otherwise would not […]

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Eyeing new independence vote, #Scotland sets out referendum rules

Eyeing new independence vote, #Scotland sets out referendum rules

| May 29, 2019

Scotland’s pro-independence government has set out new rules on referendums in the hope of holding another secession vote in the second half of 2020 if Britain’s parliament gives the go-ahead, writes Reuters’ Elisabeth O’Leary. A bill presented to the devolved Scottish parliament on Wednesday aims to give clear ground rules that are legally watertight for […]

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#Brexit drives support for Scottish independence to 49% – YouGov

#Brexit drives support for Scottish independence to 49% – YouGov

| April 30, 2019

Support for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has risen to its highest point in the past four years, largely driven by voters who want to remain in the European Union, according to a poll published on Saturday, writes Elisabeth O’Leary. As the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) met for its two-day spring conference, the […]

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Anger over #Brexit sparks new grassroots drive for Scottish independence

Anger over #Brexit sparks new grassroots drive for Scottish independence

| April 29, 2019

Supporters of an independent Scotland launched a new grassroots campaign last week ahead of a possible second referendum on secession from the United Kingdom, hoping to harness Scottish voters’ anger over Brexit, writes Elisabeth O’Leary. Scots rejected independence in 2014 and support since then has remained stuck at around 45%, opinion polls suggest. But Scots also […]

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#Scotland will prepare for an #IndependenceReferendum before May 2021 – #Sturgeon

#Scotland will prepare for an #IndependenceReferendum before May 2021 – #Sturgeon

| April 26, 2019

Scotland should hold an independence referendum before the current Scottish parliamentary term ends in May 2021 and will prepare legislation for this to happen, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Wednesday (24 April), writes Elisabeth O’Leary. “A choice between Brexit and a future for Scotland as an independent European nation should be offered in the […]

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‘Leave a light on for Scotland’, urges Alyn Smith MEP

‘Leave a light on for Scotland’, urges Alyn Smith MEP

| March 28, 2019

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has, to warm applause, urged the European Union to “leave a light on” for Scotland to find its way back to the EU if it is removed against its democratic will.  The intervention was warmly applauded across the Chamber and by Presidents Tusk and Juncker. Speaking in the debate on the European […]

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