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  • Nicola Sturgeon: UK Government has descended into 'utter chaos'

    07/09/2018 2:31:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | July 9, 2018 | Tom Gordon
    THE resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary has confirmed the UK government’s descent into “utter chaos”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister said Theresa May’s administration was now simply a “shambles”. Ms Sturgeon tweeted her verdict as SNP MPs were being asked to attend a Downing Street briefing on the Prime Minister’s Chequers deal by her of chief of staff Gavin Barwell. Mr Barwell has offered a briefing on Mrs May’s Brexit proposals to all opposition MPs, in a sign Number 10 knows it cannot rely on the support of Tory MPs alone to make them work. Leading...
  • Scottish First Minster Sturgeon: Rejecting Brexit deal 'in national interest'

    04/27/2018 1:20:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 April 2018 | BBC
    Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that rejecting a deal with the UK government over post-Brexit powers was "in the national interest". The first minister was speaking as Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson accused her of putting the "nationalist interest" first...The first minister said that no "self-respecting member of this parliament should give those proposals the time of day and this government will not do that". And she added: "This deal is not in the national interest, that is why I won't sign up to it. "If that means we are the only party prepared to stand up for the rights and...
  • Scottish leader reaches out to Germany in bid to stay in EU

    08/20/2016 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 3:30 AM EDT
    The head of the Scottish government has reached out to Germany, the European Union’s most populous member, as she tries to keep Scotland in the bloc — and is arguing that Scotland should be able to remain part of the EU without leaving the United Kingdom. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told German broadcaster ARD that “because we are in unprecedented circumstances, we should be prepared to think about unprecedented solutions. And that’s the spirit that I will have in any discussions.” The U.K. as a whole — which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — voted narrowly to...
  • [Scottish PM] Nicola Sturgeon snubbed by EU member states including Germany

    06/29/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 • 10:41AM | Simon Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon will now meet Jean-Claude Juncker during her visit to Brussels today to discuss Scotland keeping its EU status, but she suffered another major blow after receiving short shrift from Germany. […] It also emerged today that a series of member state governments have indicated they will not hold direct talks with the SNP about protecting Scotland’s status in the EU. The German government told the Glasgow Herald this was an “internal” British issue and declined to comment further when asked if it would engage directly with the Scottish Government. …
  • Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote 'in' on EU

    06/13/2016 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2016 12:09 PM EDT | Jill Lawless
    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned call Monday for Labour Party supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, amid nervousness in the “remain” camp that it is losing momentum ahead of next week’s referendum. Brown, who governed from 2007 to 2010, said Britain should “lead in Europe” and not leave it. Polls suggest the June 23 vote on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc could go either way. The “remain” side has stressed the economic uncertainty that would be triggered by quitting, while the “leave” campaign has focused on unease about the large scale of...
  • EU referendum: Scotland backs Remain as UK votes Leave

    06/23/2016 11:35:12 PM PDT · by Cronos · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 June 2016 | BBC
    Scotland has voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38% - with all 32 council areas backing Remain. But the UK as a whole has voted to Leave - raising the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had delivered a "strong, unequivocal vote" to remain in the EU. ..Ms Sturgeon's predecessor, Alex Salmond, said the result could lead to a second independence referendum. Ms Sturgeon said the vote had made clear "that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the...
  • Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote

    06/24/2016 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 24, 2016
    Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote, saying it faced being taken out of the European Union against its will. Scots voted by 62 percent to 38 percent to remain in the EU, according to Friday's results, in contrast to the overall U.K.-wide result of 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of quitting the bloc. A majority of voters in Northern Ireland also voted to remain in the EU, suggesting the U.K. faces internal constitutional upheaval as well as a contentious divorce from Brussels.
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 535 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • Scot leader: UK vote to quit EU would fuel independence push

    03/13/2016 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 13, 2016 12:18 PM EDT
    Scotland’s leader says she doesn’t want to use a possible British vote to leave the European Union as leverage to achieve independence. But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon concedes that Scots’ secessionist spirits would be inflamed if English voters forced them out of the EU. Sturgeon spoke Sunday on the second day of her Scottish National Party’s spring conference, which is focused on strengthening nationalist control of Scotland’s Parliament in a May 5 election. […] Sunday’s published poll data suggested that Scottish voters appear much more enthusiastic than their English neighbors about staying inside the 28-nation bloc, with 50 percent planning...
  • Corbyn's Anti-Trident Speech Angers Labour MPs (British nuclear submarines)

    02/27/2016 3:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent
    Jeremy Corbyn is on collision course with Labour MPs and trade unions for defiantly speaking at an anti-Trident rally and snubbing his party's pro-EU campaign. The Labour leader will address a CND rally in London alongside the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and veteran left-wing actress Vanessa Redgrave. His decision has infuriated many Labour MPs, who claim he is campaigning against the party's policy on Trident and ignoring its policy to campaign to remain in the EU. Although Mr Corbyn will also attend Labour's Yorkshire and the Humber regional conference, where...
  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • SNP on course to win EVERY seat in Scotland after surging to 54% in the polls as [tr]

    04/29/2015 6:47:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2015 | Tom McTague
    The SNP could win every single seat in Scotland in next week's General Election, a bombshell poll revealed this morning. Nicola Sturgeon's party has moved 34 points ahead of Labour, according to the pollsters Ipsos MORI, sparking a stark warning from David Cameron that Britain faces being brought to a 'shuddering halt'. If the SNP repeat the result on May 7, it would win all 59 of Scotland's seats – up from just six today. The Prime Minister, speaking in Birmingham today, said the SNP surge risked giving the balance of power to a party which saw Britain as the...
  • 'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because...

    04/18/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15
    Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday. They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.' Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'. Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their...
  • THE EVE OF THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION

    05/06/2015 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Vanity | 5/6/2015 | Self
    Its getting pretty rough and intense on the eve of a hotly contested general election. The tactics of the big parties are squarely aimed at the smaller parties. In recent hours, Prime Minister David Cameron has made comments saying Wales and Scotland should have tax raising powers. A pitch to the nationalist parties there can be no doubt. The rise of the Scottish National Party has shocked many considering their loss in the independence referendum last year. It looks like the SNP will win 50 to 60 of Scotland's 71 seats in the House of Commons tomorrow. There have been...
  • Election 2015: Row over second independence referendum warning

    04/26/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2015 | unattributed
    Campaigning in Renfrewshire, he said the nationalists want an SNP vote in the general election in order to "force" a second poll. Launching the SNP's "women's pledge", Nicola Sturgeon said this election was "not about independence". Meanwhile the Lib Dems set out plans for green laws and the Scottish Conservatives focused on jobs. As the penultimate weekend of campaigning got under way, SNP leader Ms Sturgeon joined female activists and actor and campaigner Elaine C Smith in Glasgow to launch the party's women's pledge, which commits the SNP and its members to delivering policies that promote equality... As part of...