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Sturgeon postpones second independence vote until after Brexit


EDINBURGH Scotland's secessionist leader on Tuesday postponed plans for a second independence referendum until the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union are clear. | Video


Conservatives putting Irish peace at risk - Sturgeon 15 Jun 2017

EDINBURGH Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the ruling Conservatives on Thursday of jeopardising the Irish peace process by seeking support to govern from a Northern Irish party.


New UK Brexit proposal urgently needed, says Scotland's Sturgeon 14 Jun 2017

EDINBURGH Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that a new more inclusive plan for Britain to leave the European Union is urgently needed to protect the economy and bring people together.


Chance of smooth Brexit fades after British election chaos 11 Jun 2017

BRUSSELS Theresa May's insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is questioned by Britons who think the prime minister's calamitous election setback means she should now seek to stay in the EU single market.


Ratings firms eye fallout from shock UK election 10 Jun 2017

LONDON The agencies responsible for Britain's credit rating said on Friday that inconclusive national elections could impact Brexit negotiations, lead to another snap poll and change the future path of economic policy.


George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article