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UK POLITICS: Wales, Scotland to Pose Challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit Plans: Report

UK POLITICS: Wales, Scotland to Pose Challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit Plans: Report

May’s bill will make it possible for Whitehall to “hijack” powers during Brexit process that should be passed to Cardiff, according to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones.

“The UK Government is being rigid in its approach. It’s saying there is only one way. It’s acting as if it won a majority at the election in June. It didn’t,” Jones told The Independent.

“We will not consent to the bill as it is, and if they plough on that will spark a difficult constitutional problem. The House of Lords will also take a dim view of the UK Government ignoring the wish of democratically elected assemblies.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 01 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 01 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Scottish Conservatives’ leader Ruth Davidson told an audience at the Institute for Public Policy Research: “Immigration is not just about numbers, it’s about people and it’s about the sort of country that we are and want to be. Davidson, who led her party to win 13 seats in Scotland in this year’s election – 12 more than in the last vote – questioned whether the Conservative Party’s target to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands should still hold.

“We have a policy that was designed in 2009/2010 where we had unemployment of 8 percent and a quadrupling of immigration rates in a short period of time (…). Is that still a target we need to have?” she asked, adding that she had spoken to interior minister Amber Rudd about the issue.

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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: Scottish Independence Vote ‘Would Be Terrible’: Donald Trump

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Independence Vote ‘Would Be Terrible’: Donald Trump

Having been asked about “trade talks with Britain”, US President Donald Trump is noted as saying: “We’re going to be very involved with the UK. I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain any more. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.”

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UK POLITICS: William III (William of Orange) Biography

UK POLITICS: William III (William of Orange) Biography

King William III of England was born on November 4, 1650 at Binnenhof in The Hague in the Dutch Republic. Read William III (William of Orange) Biography.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Battle of the Boyne

NORTHERN IRELAND: Battle of the Boyne

Battle of Boyne was fought in Ireland between William of Orange and James II in July 1690. It was the last time two crowned kings of England. Read more.

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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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UK POLITICS: Oliver Cromwell Biography

UK POLITICS: Oliver Cromwell Biography

Oliver Cromwell was born on April 25, 1599, in Huntingdon, England. Read Oliver Cromwell Biography.

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USA POLITICS: Obama to Address Business Leaders on Visit to Scotland

USA POLITICS: Obama to Address Business Leaders on Visit to Scotland

Tickets for a table for 10 at Edinburgh dinner, which is being organised by Sir Tom Hunter’s The Hunter Foundation – are expected to sell for about £5,000.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Spain Eases Opposition to Independent Scotland in EU

SPAIN POLITICS: Spain Eases Opposition to Independent Scotland in EU

Spain, at loggerheads with Britain over Gibraltar, appears to be easing its opposition to an independent Scotland in the European Union, saying it would not block such a move at least initially.

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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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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Ruth Davidson Biography

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Ruth Davidson Biography

Scotland Bio: Ruth Elizabeth Davidson was born 10 November 1978 at Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburgh in 1978. Read Ruth Davidson Biography.

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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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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Rebuffs Scoxit Referendum

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Rebuffs Scoxit Referendum

“Our Plan for Britain is a plan for a brighter future,” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said.

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