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Pro-EU march to be held in Edinburgh city centre

Supporters of the European Union will march through Edinburgh on Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and reaffirm their opposition to Brexit.

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Philip Hammond ‘does not recognise’ EU’s £50bn ‘Brexit bill’

Philip Hammond “does not recognise” European Union demands for Britain to pay a Brexit “divorce bill” of up to £50 billion after Article 50 is triggered next week, a source close to the Chancellor has said.

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Brexit: Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 on 29 March

The two-year countdown to the UK leaving the European Union will begin on 29 March, Downing Street has confirmed, with Article 50 to be triggered next Wednesday.

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Kezia Dugdale was in London on Monday preparing to address Labour MPs at Westminster. Picture: PA

Dugdale and Corbyn share opposition to indyref2 before Brexit

Kezia Dugdale has said the UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn agrees with her that a second referendum on Scottish independence should not take place before Brexit.

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Jim Sillars says "hard Brexit" is unlikely

Jim Sillars dismisses Nicola Sturgeon's ‘hard Brexit’ fears

Nicola Sturgeon's case for a second independence referendum on the basis of a so called "hard Brexit" has been dismissed by former deputy SNP leader Jim Sillars who says the UK and EU will strike a free trade deal.

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Sir John Major dismissed idea UK could thrive in WTO. Picture: PA

John Major launches attack on Tory ‘ultra Brexiteers’

Sir John Major has launched a fresh attack on “ultra Brexiteers” in the Conservative Party, accusing them of seeking to force a complete break with Europe.

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Jeremy Corbyn will  say it is vitally important to protect the UK's ethnic diversity. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Corbyn: Immigrants not to blame for our economic woes

Immigrants should not to be held to blame for Britain’s economic difficulties, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is warning.

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Nicola Sturgeon says she does not think Theresa May is capabale of geetting a Brexit deal as good for Britain as the EU single market (AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sturgeon: May won’t get Brexit deal as good as single market

Theresa May has more chance of getting a bad deal or no deal than one as good as the single market in Brexit negotiations, Scotland’s First Minister has warned.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

‘Wishful thinking’ for Brexit trade deal in two years

Theresa May’s hope of securing a free trade agreement within the two-year Brexit deadline is “out of the question”, a veteran Brussels insider has said.

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Agreement on EU nationals should be swift, says David Davis. Picture: PA

MPs reject Lords amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit Bill

Theresa May will be given a free hand to trigger Brexit after MPs overturned House of Lords amendments to ­legislation authorising the start of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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Sinn Fein's leader at Stormont, Michelle O'Neill. Picture: PA

Brexit: Sinn Fein demands referendum on Irish reunification

Sinn Fein has said there is an urgent need for a referendum on Irish unity as the British government has “refused to listen” to the majority of people in Northern Ireland over Brexit.

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Article 50 will not be triggered this week, says Downing St

Article 50 will not be activated this week as expected, it has emerged.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Theresa May’s Brexit plan will ‘delight zealots’ report says

Theresa May’s approach to Brexit has been condemned by pro-EU Conservatives who accused the Government of siding with Brexit “zealots” rather than seeking continued close ties to Brussels.

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Liam Fox will visit Beijing in a bid to convince Chinas leaders that the UK will be a stable partner despite Brexit. Picture: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Fox to visit China in quest for post-Brexit trade deal

UK efforts to secure a trade deal with the world’s second-biggest economy are set to begin in earnest within weeks with a visit to China by Liam Fox, the international trade secretary.

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The Prime Minister has said she would rather walk away without a settlement than agree to a bad Brexit deal. Picture: Andrew Milligan /PA

MPs warn that Britain must plan for Brexit deal failure

Failure to reach agreement in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations will be “very destructive” for both Britain and the European Union, MPs have warned.

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Article 50 explained as Theresa May prepares to start Brexit

With the fallout from the tax changes of another Tory budget, Theresa May could be forgiven for seeking a distraction.

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Jim Sillars backed Brexit. Picture: Jon Savage

Brian Wilson: Jim Sillars has exposed the dishonesty behind the case for IndyRef2

The old pros are the best. It took Jim Sillars to blow an exocet through the case being cranked up daily to justify a second Scottish independence referendum.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers his budget speech in the House of Commons. Picture: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

Budget: Brexit ‘elephant in room’ as Hammond sticks to plan

Philip Hammond said the government was building a “strong and stable platform” for Brexit negotiations with a conservative budget that avoided eye-catching giveaways while painting a picture of a “brighter future” outside the EU.

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Government defeated in Lords over final Brexit deal vote

The House of Lords has handed the government its second defeat on legislation to trigger Brexit as a Tory grandee warned that the UK faced “the most momentous peacetime decision of our time”.

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Jim Sillars (left) on the indyref campaign trail in 2014 with then First Minister Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Andew O'Brien

Jim Sillars: I won’t back independence if Scotland rejoins EU

Former deputy leader of the SNP Jim Sillars said he will not vote for Scottish independence in the future if it entailed rejoining the European Union.

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