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Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

Sturgeon`s party, which nearly swept the board in Scotland two years ago, lost heavyweights to a Conservative Party reinvigorated by Scottish leader Ruth Davidson.
 

Half of Scots don't want independence vote before Brexit: YouGov poll

Nearly half of Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom before it leaves the European Union.

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

The Scottish government on Friday formally notified British Prime Minister Theresa May of its request for a second referendum on independence, deepening a crisis sparked by the Brexit vote.

 

Scottish parliament to vote on independence Tuesday: Official

A vote in Scotland`s parliament on supporting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon`s call for a new independence referendum will be delayed until Tuesday in a gesture of respect following the attack on the British parliament.

PM Theresa May starts UK tour before pulling Brexit trigger

PM Theresa May starts UK tour before pulling Brexit trigger

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday as part of a plan to engage with all the nations of the United Kingdom before she formally launches Britain`s departure from the European Union.

Queen Elizabeth signs Brexit trigger bill into law

Queen Elizabeth II today gave her Royal Assent to the Brexit trigger bill, empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 at any time to begin Britain's exit talks from the European Union.

UK Parliament Backs Brexit Bill As Scotland Bids To Break Away

UK Parliament Backs Brexit Bill As Scotland Bids To Break Away

Parliament gave its approval Monday for Prime Minister Theresa May to start Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

Scottish independence vote looking inevitable, FT cites unidentified UK minister

A second Scottish independence referendum is now looking inevitable and ministers in the United Kingdom government have now concluded it is a question of when such a vote will be held, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

There is no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom, says PM Theresa May

There is no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom, says PM Theresa May

There is no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

Scotland needs own immigration deal within Brexit, committee says

Scotland depends on young migrants to expand its workforce and its population and should seek a tailor-made deal as part of Brexit to manage its own migration

Scotland should remain in European Union's single market after Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland should remain in European Union's single market after Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister in the Scottish government, unveiled proposals on Tuesday for Scotland`s future relationship with Europe after Britain leaves the European Union (EU).

Scotland, Wales demand access to EU's single market as part of Brexit deal

Scotland, Wales demand access to EU's single market as part of Brexit deal

During talks after the British Irish Council Summit, Sturgeon and Jones also discussed ways in which the ambitions of Scotland and Wales can be fulfilled.

'Referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit not respected'

'Referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit not respected'

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today warned British Prime Minister Theresa May of holding an independent referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit is "not respected".

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Brussels for EU talks

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Brussels for EU talks

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday met European Parliament President Martin Schulz here to discuss Scotland's future in the EU amid Britain's decision to leave the bloc.

Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend Scotland`s EU place

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would travel to Brussels on Wednesday for talks to defend Scotland`s place in the European Union after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon plans EU future for Scotland after Brexit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon plans EU future for Scotland after Brexit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed today to protect Scotland against the "devastating" fallout of Brexit, as new polls found over half of Scots now want independence, which she may put to a second referendum.

Scotland seeks immediate EU talks to protect place in bloc

Scotland seeks immediate EU talks to protect place in bloc

Scotland wants immediate talks with the European Union on protecting its place in the bloc, after Britain`s vote to leave the EU, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Saturday.

Brexit vote puts Britain`s unity in question

Brexit vote puts Britain`s unity in question

Britain`s vote to leave the European Union instantly put the question of Scottish independence back into play on Friday, with Scotland having voted heavily for the UK to remain in the bloc.

As Britain decides to exit EU, Scotland mulls second vote on independence from UK

As Britain decides to exit EU, Scotland mulls second vote on independence from UK

A second Scottish independence referendum is "highly likely" and should take place before Britain leaves the European Union, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

Sturgeon says vote makes clear Scotland sees future as part of EU

"We await the final UK-wide result, but Scotland has spoken - and spoken decisively."