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Scotland's Sturgeon says nationalism a difficult word


EDINBURGH Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she wished her Scottish National Party (SNP) had chosen another name when it was founded because of the negative connotations of nationalism.


Scotland's Salmond and Brexit Minister Davis in surprise Fringe double act 14 Aug 2017

EDINBURGH Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charmed a home crowd at the first of his Edinburgh Fringe shows on Sunday, as he and a surprise guest, Brexit Minister David Davis, both took swipes at Brexit, the prime minister and themselves.


Brexit's effect on UK 'will be profound and unpredictable' - Lords committee 19 Jul 2017

LONDON Brexit poses a fundamental challenge to the future of the United Kingdom by removing the European Union law that has helped to bind it together, a committee of lawmakers from the British parliament's upper house said on Wednesday.


EU's Barnier briefs May's opponents on Brexit 14 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS British opposition chief Jeremy Corbyn and the leaders of Scotland and Wales met the EU's Brexit negotiator in Brussels on Thursday as the London government launched legislation to cut ties with the European Union.


Sturgeon postpones second independence vote until after Brexit 27 Jun 2017

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


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