Brexit and EU Referendum

Brexit: EU ‘threatens to hold back £5bn rebate’ as talks deadline set

The European Union is reportedly threatening to hold back Britain’s final £5 billion rebate payment from Brussels as part of negotiations over the so-called Brexit “divorce” bill.

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Nicola Sturgeon, right, said the Bill was not acceptable in its current form during talks with Theresa May. Picture: Getty

Holyrood calls for consent amendment in EU withdrawal bill

The EU Withdrawal Bill should be amended so that UK ministers cannot legislate in devolved areas without the consent of the Scottish Government, MSPs have said.

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Scotland will avoid a recession despite the uncertainty over Brexit. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Scotland to avoid recession amid falling economic growth

Economic growth in Scotland is projected to fall slightly next year, but the country is expected to avoid recession amid uncertainty over Brexit, a new report has found.

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Catalan leader leaves country amid warning of jail sentence

Spain’s state prosecutor declared he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia’s ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region’s independence declaration into an uncertain new phase.

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Around 300,000 rally in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain have rallied in Barcelona, two days after separatists voted for the wealthy region to secede.

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Scottish economy ‘fundamentally strong and ready to face Brexit’

Scotland’s economy is “fundamentally strong” and ready to meet the challenges of Brexit, the Economy Secretary has said.

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Brexit: Pound slump makes Scotland top holiday destination

Scotland and the rest of the UK are the world’s best value destinations for 2018 because of the slump in the value of the pound, according to a leading travel guide.

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MPs are looking to force a final vote on any Brexit deal. Picture: Contributed

Labour to join forces with Tory rebels over Brexit

Labour will join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to force Theresa May into giving MPs a veto on the final Brexit deal, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

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John McDonnell has claimed Tory rebels could be working with Labour. Picture; BBC

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s John McDonnell

Tory MPs are in talks with Labour to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, John McDonnell has suggested.

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Tories told to ‘shape up’ as Johnson and May make peace

Boris Johnson avoided a flashpoint with Theresa May after weeks of turmoil at the top of the Conservative Party, pledging “steadfast” support for the Prime Minister and standing by “every syllable” of her Brexit strategy.

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Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer launched a Brexit position paper calling for control of the immigration system to be devolved to Holyrood. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Greens would vote against Brexit bill at Holyrood

The Scottish Greens would vote against an EU Withdrawal Bill in its current form if MSPs are asked to support a consent motion from Westminster, the party’s external affairs spokesman has said.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell. Picture: John Devlin

David Mundell: Deal will be done over new powers post-Brexit

David Mundell has said he expects a deal to be done between the Scottish and UK governments over new powers after Brexit.

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Riga's Old Town. Picture: Getty Images

Scotland needs to ‘go Nordic’ to limit Brexit fallout

Holyrood’s newly-updated Nordic-Baltic policy could be set to boost opportunities in everything from tourism to social security and education.

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Ruth Davidson has called for 'serious people' to take charge of Brexit

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ - Ruth Davidson

Theresa May ‘saved the Union’ by holding a snap poll in June according to Ruth Davidson.

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British Secretary of State David Davis.

David Davis: ‘Decisive steps’ forward on Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have said their latest round of talks have made progress, but significant differences remain between the two sides.

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Kezia Dugdale attacks ‘lazy and lacklustre’ Labour Brexit campaign

Scottish Labour’s former leader Kezia Dugdale has called for a second vote on Brexit and criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s “lazy and lacklustre” Remain campaign.

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Mike Russell and John Swinney meet with First Secretary of State Damian Green and David Mundell at Whitehall. Picture: PA

Lawyers in warning over Brexit impact on NHS

Lawyers have warned about the possible impact Brexit could have on the NHS, claiming that leaving the European Union could result in delays in patients getting new medicines and also impact on the supply of radioisotopes used in cancer treatment.

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Kirstene Hairn won Angus for the Conservatives at June's snap election. Picture: Anne Johnston

New Scots Tory MP admits she didn’t vote in EU referendum

One of 12 new Scottish Conservative MPs returned at June’s snap general election has admitted she did not vote in the 2016 EU referendum, despite predicting a Remain victory.

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) and Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leave after a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London, on September 21, 2017.  British ministers put on a show of unity as they met on the eve of Prime Minister Theresa May's major speech on Brexit, which has been overshadowed by cabinet divisions. / AFP PHOTO / Chris J RatcliffeCHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images

Tories split over Brexit as EU warns of ‘major uncertainty’

Theresa May will today propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years and make an “open and generous” offer on the divorce bill, potentially worth €20 billion (£17.6bn) over the two years.

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Scottish and Welsh governments publish Brexit bill amendments

Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones have published a series of demands they are seeking from the UK Government in order to avoid a constitutional crisis over EU withdrawal.

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