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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: 29 March: Theresa May to Trigger Brexit Article 50

UK POLITICS: 29 March: Theresa May to Trigger Brexit Article 50

Brexit: United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said..

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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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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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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

Northern Ireland, the only part of UK with a land border with EU, is seen as the region most exposed to the economic and political fallout from Brexit.

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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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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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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Talks to Begin After Election

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Talks to Begin After Election

“Everything has changed and we enter into a new political landscape from Monday,” Mairtin O’Muilleoir of Sinn Fein told national Irish broadcaster RTE.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: DUP Edge Sinn Fein in Election

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: DUP Edge Sinn Fein in Election

“Let us now move forward with hope, hope that civility can return to our politics,” outgoing first minister Arlene Foster of the DUP told supporters.

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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Pulls Weight While Buhari’s Away

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Pulls Weight While Buhari’s Away

Osinbajo has been pulling his weight in the absence of the president. Below are seven actions that he has taken since he became acting president.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Labour Rules Out Platform With Conservatives to Fight Independence

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Labour Rules Out Platform With Conservatives to Fight Independence

Kezia Dugdale told a meeting at the party conference in Aberdeen she could “not imagine” leading Scottish Labour into a joint campaign with the Conservatives like the 2014 “Better Together” campaign which defended the union, a Scottish Labour official said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Support for Scottish Independence Rises: Poll

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Support for Scottish Independence Rises: Poll

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.

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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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UK POLITICS: Brits Free From Trump Immigration Restrictions

UK POLITICS: Brits Free From Trump Immigration Restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions do not apply to people travelling from the United Kingdom regardless of their nationality or place of birth, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: UK Gets Corruption Evidence Against Diezani Alison-Madueke

NIGERIA POLITICS: UK Gets Corruption Evidence Against Diezani Alison-Madueke

The United Kingdom (UK) is now in possession of a pile of evidence against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, courtesy of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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UK POLITICS: Britain in ‘Front Seat’ For US Trade Deal, Top Republican Says

UK POLITICS: Britain in ‘Front Seat’ For US Trade Deal, Top Republican Says

Britain will be in the “front seat” to negotiate a new trade deal with the administration of Donald Trump, top Republican in the United States Senate said.

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