“The decision to remain in UK was made by Scottish people in 2014 and the people in Scotland don’t want another referendum,” says British government.
When Donald Trump called the European Union “wonderful” and said he was “totally in favor of it”, some Brussels officials feared the headline was a hoax, given the U.S. president’s earlier apparent disdain for the bloc.
UK House of Lords begins debating legislation which would give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union.
“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.
“It has been the American message for many, many years. I am very much against letting ourselves be pushed into this,” Juncker said in a speech on the sidelines of the international Munich Security Conference.
“You are a vital player in addressing the challenges that we collectively face as an international community,” Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told EU lawmakers.
The European Union Parliament approved on Wednesday a hotly contested free trade deal with Canada after seven years of negotiations.
“I’m confident that we’ll do it before our timetable but not necessarily before the one you played out,” Brexit Secretary David Davis said.
“Now everyone is saying in relation to Trump and Brexit: ‘Now is Europe’s big chance. Now is time to close ranks and march together,'” Juncker said.
Scottish independence supporters in West Lothian have some advice for their First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: bide your time on another referendum.
Lawmakers (MPs) voted 494 to 122 in favour of legislation giving May the right to trigger Brexit, ending days of intense debate. The bill now needs the approval of the upper chamber, in which May does not have a majority, before it becomes law.
Sturgeon to Corbyn: “You’ve just handed Tories (Conservatives) a blank cheque. You didn’t win a single concession but still voted for the bill. Pathetic.”
Support for Scottish independence rose last month after British Prime Minister Theresa May came out in favour of Britain making a clean break with the European Union, a BMG survey.
European Union will keep sanctions on Russia until Moscow drops its support for the separatist rebellion in Ukraine, foreign ministers said.
The ruling Scottish National Party has warned that another secession vote has to be an option if its views are not respected. Scots rejected independence in a 2014 vote.
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“First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has to respect the decision of Scotland to stay inside UK in 2014 and the decision of the UK to leave the EU,” Fallon said.
Daily Mail, which Paul Dacre edited for 25 years, has long been a fierce critic of EU and, was an outspoken supporter of the campaign to leave the bloc.
“Europe faces big internal and external challenges which we … can only master by working together,” Merkel told a news conference on Friday with Hollande.
Since Prime Minister Theresa May set out her Brexit goals last week, interest in Britain has focused on the future trade deals she may one day strike with the United States and other powers, as well as with the European Union.
“This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership,” the Nicola Sturgeon said.