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UK POLITICS: Parliament ‘Terrorist’ Attack: Latest Updates

UK POLITICS: Parliament ‘Terrorist’ Attack: Latest Updates

“A female member of the public was pulled from the water near Westminster Bridge, alive, with serious injuries,” a PLA spokesman told Reuters. “She’s undergoing very urgent medical treatment now.”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday to engage with nations of United Kingdom before she launches Britain’s departure from European Union.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Ignoring Scottish Referendum Mandate Would ‘Shatter’ UK Structure: Sturgeon

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Ignoring Scottish Referendum Mandate Would ‘Shatter’ UK Structure: Sturgeon

Sturgeon will press on with plans to hold a new Scottish independence referendum as announced earlier this week, and expects to get authorization from the devolved parliament on Wednesday to seek a new vote once the terms for Brexit are clear but before Britain leaves the EU.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Will Not Oppose Second Referendum

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Will Not Oppose Second Referendum

Labour Party will not oppose for second Scottish independence referendum if the plan wins support from Scottish parliament, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Raises Independence Specter After Court Ruling

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Raises Independence Specter After Court Ruling

“This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership,” the Nicola Sturgeon said.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Sinn Fein Names Michelle O’Neill to Succeed Martin McGuinness

NORTHERN IRELAND: Sinn Fein Names Michelle O’Neill to Succeed Martin McGuinness

Michelle O’Neill was 21 when she began her political career as an advisor at Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly in 1998.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Says Scotland Must Have Choice On Independence If Brexit Wishes Ignored

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Says Scotland Must Have Choice On Independence If Brexit Wishes Ignored

Scottish First Minister Sturgeon said Scots, who voted by clear majority against leaving EU in last referendum, were now more likely to want independence

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Early Election Talk Takes Center Stage

NORTHERN IRELAND: Early Election Talk Takes Center Stage

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister expected to call an early election, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Elections ‘Highly Likely’, James Brokenshire Says

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Elections ‘Highly Likely’, James Brokenshire Says

“As things stand therefore, an early assembly election looks highly likely,” Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire told parliament.

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UK POLITICS: ‘I Am Not Bluffing’ – Nicola Sturgeon To Andrew Marr

UK POLITICS: ‘I Am Not Bluffing’ – Nicola Sturgeon To Andrew Marr

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, “… leaving the European Union created a “fundamental question” for Scotland.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness Resigns

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness Resigns

Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein veteran resigned in protest at the botched “cash for ash” heating scheme that has cost taxpayers £490million.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Northern Ireland Could Have Different Relationship to EU’s Single Market

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Northern Ireland Could Have Different Relationship to EU’s Single Market

Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom with a land border with the European Union and First Minister Arlene Foster has repeatedly said she wants to avoid a “hard border” with border posts and customs checks with the Republic of Ireland.

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SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Publishes Second Independence Referendum Draft Bill

SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Publishes Second Independence Referendum Draft Bill

“Consultation will ensure a referendum bill will meet the gold standard of democracy and fairness,” Scottish First Minister Sturgeon said.

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SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Says Scotland Can Stay In European Single Market

SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Says Scotland Can Stay In European Single Market

Ms Sturgeon warned if UK government did not allow, or it was not possible for Scotland to remain in single market, a fresh vote on independence was likely.

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