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SCOTLAND POLITICS: UK Brexit Customs Union Plan ‘Daft’: Sturgeon

SCOTLAND POLITICS: UK Brexit Customs Union Plan ‘Daft’: Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon posted an initial reaction to the customs union plan on Twitter, saying: “Seems UK gov is back to its daft ‘have cake and eat it’ approach to Brexit. They should commit to staying in single market and customs union, period.”

“You’ve got the UK government appearing to say that they don’t want to say in ‘the’ customs union, but they want to stay in ‘a’ customs union, which would be pretty much identical to the European customs union that we’re in already. It’s nonsensical and ridiculous. “I think it increasingly makes the UK government look like a bit of a laughing stock.”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

“We will not seek to introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. “The Scottish government will reset the plan I set out.”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: SNP Ready to Unite With Corbyn Against May: Sturgeon

SCOTLAND POLITICS: SNP Ready to Unite With Corbyn Against May: Sturgeon

“If there was to be a hung parliament, of course we would look to be part of a progressive alliance that pursued progressive policies,” Sturgeon said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon in Letter to Theresa May, Demands Independence Vote

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon in Letter to Theresa May, Demands Independence Vote

Sturgeon: “In these very changed circumstances the people of Scotland have the right to choose our own future, to exercise our right of self determination.”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Daily Political News in Brief

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Daily Political News in Brief

“Scotland, like the rest of the UK, stands at a crossroads,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Edinburgh assembly at the start of Tuesday’s debate.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Meets Sturgeon After Blocking New Independence Bid

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Meets Sturgeon After Blocking New Independence Bid

Sturgeon is pressing for referendum in the second half of 2018 or first half of 2019, before Britain leaves EU, but May has told her “now is not the time.”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Nicola Sturgeon Biography

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Nicola Sturgeon Biography

Nicola was born 19 July 1970 in Irvine to father Robin and mother Joan. She grew up in Prestwick and Dreghorn. Read Nicola Sturgeon Biography: Scotland Bio.

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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 Demands New Independence Vote Before Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Demands New Independence Vote Before Brexit

“If Scotland is to have real choice that choice must be between autumn of next year 2018, and spring of 2019,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: West Lothian to Sturgeon: No Haste For New Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: West Lothian to Sturgeon: No Haste For New Referendum

Scottish independence supporters in West Lothian have some advice for their First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: bide your time on another referendum.

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UK POLITICS: Sturgeon Slams Corbyn on Twitter: ‘Pathetic’

UK POLITICS: Sturgeon Slams Corbyn on Twitter: ‘Pathetic’

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.”

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scotland Needs Own Immigration Deal Within Brexit: Committee Says

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scotland Needs Own Immigration Deal Within Brexit: Committee Says

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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SCOTLAND POLITICS: ‘Forget It!’ Michael Fallon Says, London Will Not Help Scotland Hold New Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: ‘Forget It!’ Michael Fallon Says, London Will Not Help Scotland Hold New Referendum

“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.

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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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