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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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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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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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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Funeral Takes Center Stage

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Martin McGuinness Funeral Takes Center Stage

“I’m here to see history,” said Antoinette McGuinness, 66, from Leitrim in the Irish republic. She said there were bus loads of mourners traveling from south of the border.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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