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Scotland tells London - Give us clarity on what Brexit means


LONDON Scotland wants to have more detail about how the British government plans to leave the European Union to prevent a "hard Brexit" that would severely damage the economy, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.


UK appears headed for 'hard Brexit', Scots minister says after talks 26 Sep 2016

PARIS Britain appears to be heading for a "hard Brexit" under which links to the European Union would be reduced to little more than trade agreements, Scotland's external affairs minister Fiona Hyslop said on Monday, citing "mood music" from recent talks.


Scotland will not hold an independence vote for five years, says former leader 09 Sep 2016

EDINBURGH Scotland will not hold another vote on independence in the next five years because there is no sign it can be won, but the risk of secession from the United Kingdom is growing, a former Scottish first minister predicts.


PM May cannot take any part of Britain out of EU single market -Sturgeon 07 Sep 2016

EDINBURGH Prime Minister Theresa May does not have a mandate to take any part of Britain out of the European Union's single market, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in talks for Britain to leave the bloc.


Scotland's Sturgeon says to prepare independence legislation 07 Sep 2016

EDINBURGH The Scottish government will start preparing the legislation required for a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in case it is needed, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament on Tuesday.


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