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SCOTLAND POLITICS: ‘No’ to Fracking: Scottish Government Says

SCOTLAND POLITICS: ‘No’ to Fracking: Scottish Government Says

“The decision taken today means fracking can not and will not take place in Scotland,” Paul Wheelhouse told the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh.

“Taking account of available evidence and the strength of public opinion, my judgment is that Scotland should say ‘no’ to fracking.”

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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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UK POLITICS: Strong and Stable to Weak and Unstable: Theresa May Clinging to Power and Backlash from Conservative MPs

UK POLITICS: Strong and Stable to Weak and Unstable: Theresa May Clinging to Power and Backlash from Conservative MPs

Conservative MP, Heidi Allen, predicted she would be gone in six months. Other Conservative MPs are taking soundings about removing Mrs May in the autumn.

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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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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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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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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: Second Independence Referendum Inevitable

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Second Independence Referendum Inevitable

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland could hold an independence vote in late 2018, just months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Slams SNP for Independence ‘Obsession’

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Slams SNP for Independence ‘Obsession’

“We all know that SNP will never stop twisting the truth and distorting reality in effort to denigrate our United Kingdom,” British PM Theresa May said

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UK POLITICS: Scotland Should Not Hold New Referendum

UK POLITICS: Scotland Should Not Hold New Referendum

“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.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Government Mulls 2018 Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Government Mulls 2018 Independence Referendum

Scottish government is increasingly convinced it can win a new independence referendum and is thinking seriously about calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Scottish government 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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