Brexit and EU Referendum

Brexit: UK ministers propose ‘unmonitored’ Irish border post

The UK Government has set out its vision of a free-flowing and unmonitored Irish border post-Brexit, with the majority of local businesses avoiding customs tariffs.

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The Scottish Government says efforts to protect Scotland's environment will be undermined by Brexit. Picture: Ray Cox

Brexit: Repeal Bill ‘puts environment in Scotland at risk’

The legislation to formally remove the UK from the European Union risks undermining environmental progress in the devolved nations, Scottish and Welsh ministers have warned.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: PA

May pushes for interim customs deal to prevent Brexit chaos

Theresa May will press for Britain to enter into a temporary customs deal with the European Union in 2019 to avoid chaos on the day after Brexit.

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond launches his Fringe show at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: PA

Alex Salmond: Scots will vote for independence within 4 years

Scottish independence has been "inevitable" since the creation of Holyrood two decades ago, Alex Salmond today said.

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Damian Green says a deal will be reached

Holyrood to get new powers ‘at the point of Brexit’

Major EU powers could devolved to Holyrood on the stroke of Brexit in a bid to break the deadlock with the between the Scottish Government and Westminster.

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Michael Russell called on the UK Government to recognise the bill as drafted cannot proceed.

“Unprecedented” constitutional crisis looms as Brexit talks fail

The Scottish Government last night warned a “unprecedented” constitutional clash with Westminster after talks in Edinburgh failed to break the deadlock over the repatriation of European powers after Brexit.

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Theresa May prepares to address a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. Picture: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Downing Street ‘doesn’t recognise’ report of £36bn Brexit bill

Downing Street has hit back at claims by the former head of the diplomatic service that the Brexit talks started badly for the UK.

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The deadline is looming for the UK to reach a Brexit agreement with the EU. Picture: AP/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

SNP criticises UK Government’s Brexit ‘divorce bill shambles’

Downing Street has denied reports it is prepared to sign off on a £36 billion Brexit payment to the EU after Whitehall sources were quoted putting a figure on the UK’s “divorce bill” for the first time.

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The closing fireworks for the Edinburgh Festival. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach/Virgin Money

Fiona Hyslop: Brexit threatens Scotland’s cultural festivals

Scotland’s world leading festivals are being put under threat by Brexit, Holyrood Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has insisted.

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EU migrants living in Scotland could sway any future vote on independence. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

EU nationals could hold key to Yes victory in indyref2

European migrants could change the outcome of any future referendum on Scottish independence if its held before Brexit, say experts.

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The Russell Group, which includes Edinburgh and Glasgow universities, has outlined 10 points it believes ministers must answer. Picture: Ian Georgeson

UK’s leading universities demand Brexit clarifications

Britain’s leading universities want the Government to urgently clarify the post-Brexit rights of EU nationals immediately to allow the sector to plan “with confidence”.

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Director Fergus Linehan is uncertain of the future: Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh International Festival future plans put on hold due to Brexit uncertainty

Fergus Linehan has admitted his plans for future events have had to be put on ice due to uncertainty over the impact of Brexit.

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Angus Robertson was one of 21 SNP MPs to lose their seat at the snap general election in June. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

SNP’s pro-EU stance contributed to general election losses

The SNP’s firm pro-EU stance ahead of the snap general election in June was a significant factor in the party failing to repeat its success at the previous poll in 2015, a report has found.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox who has insisted the Cabinet has not agreed a deal to allow free movement of labour for three years after Brexit. Picture; PA

Hammond sparks Tory turmoil over free movement of labour after Brexit

Unregulated free movement of labour after Brexit would “not keep faith” with the EU referendum result, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said.

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The DUP have ruled out such an agreement. Picture; PA

DUP rules out Irish post-Brexit sea border

The new Irish government under Leo Varadkar is unconvinced by the UK’s plans to use technology to maintain the soft border between Northern Ireland and the Republic - which will become the frontier with the European Union after Brexit.

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Brandon Lewis (left) said free movement of labour would end as of March 2019

Free movement from UK to EU will end in March 2019

Free movement will end when Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019, the Immigration Minister has said.

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Scotlands Brexit Minister Michael Russell will lead a team of Scottish Government representatives in Cardiff today

Scottish and Welsh ministers to discuss Brexit repeal bill

Scottish and Welsh ministers will meet in Cardiff today to discuss their opposition to the Brexit repeal bill.

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The IMF has downgraded its growth forecast for the UK after weaker-than-expected economic performance. Picture: PA

IMF downgrades UK’s growth forecast as economy weakens

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its growth forecast for the UK after weaker-than-expected economic performance.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, left, believes that Brexit should be wrapped up by the next general election. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit transition deal could last until 2022, says Liam Fox

Liam Fox has signalled that a transitional deal after Britain quits the European Union could last up until 2022.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis, as Brexit ministers faced claims of hypocrisy after it emerged they have been chauffeured around in a Spanish-built car. Picture PA

Brexit ministers ‘mocked’ for being chauffeured in Spanish-built car

Brexit ministers faced claims of hypocrisy after it emerged they have been chauffeured around in a Spanish-built car.

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