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No rush for secession in Scotland as Brexit creates new fears

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NORTH BERWICK/KIRKINTILLOCH, Scotland The Brexit vote has made a new referendum on Scottish independence more likely, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, but despite Scots' misgivings about leaving the European Union there is no sign of increased enthusiasm for secession. | Video

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Britain to leave EU market as May sets 'hard Brexit' course 17 Jan 2017

LONDON Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world's largest trading bloc. | Video

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Scotland must have choice on independence if Brexit wishes ignored-Sturgeon 17 Jan 2017

EDINBURGH The British government's plan for leaving the European Union is "economically catastrophic" and Scotland must have the option of voting for independence if its views on Brexit are rejected, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.

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Scotland says could put secession on hold if UK avoids 'hard Brexit' 07 Jan 2017

LONDON Scotland could suspend its drive to become independent if Britain avoids a "hard Brexit" in which it loses access to the European Union's single market, the head of its secessionist government said on Friday.

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May calls for unity in 2017 after divisive Brexit vote 02 Jan 2017

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged in a New Year message on Sunday to seek a Brexit deal that would work for all Britons, not just those who voted to leave the European Union in a referendum she said had laid bare the nation's divisions.

Opinion

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 

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