Brexit and EU Referendum

SNP MPs get boost from Gina Miller fund to stop hard Brexit

The campaigner who took the UK government to the Supreme Court over Brexit will spend tens of thousands of pounds to protect SNP MPs from a Tory surge.

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First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon MSP (L) poses for a picture with two-year-old, Alasdair Murray (R) as she campaigns ahead of the general election in Neilston, on the outskirts of Glasgow, on April 28, 2017.  Sturgeon campaigned with incumbent SNP candidate for East Renfrewshire Kirsten Oswald in Neilson on the outskirts of Glasgow ahead of the UK General Election on June 8.  / AFP PHOTO / Andy BuchananANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images

General Election 2017: May comes to Scotland as polls show Tory revival

Theresa May will launch her party’s bid to recapture its former Scottish heartlands today, almost 20 years to the day since the Conservatives were wiped out north of the Border.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis

Sturgeon’s EU plans rejected over risk of UK trade barriers

The UK Government rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to protect Scotland’s relationship with the EU because it would create trade barriers and cause “significant disruption” of the UK internal market.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Getty Images

May uses Brexit warning to take fight to Labour

Theresa May has taken her election message deep into enemy territory, calling on Labour supporters to “lend” her their votes if they want to see Brexit succeed.

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Theresa May greets European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a Brexit meeting. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Poll: ‘More people think Brexit is wrong than right’

More people think Brexit was the wrong decision than the right one for the first time since last June’s referendum, a poll has found.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was addressing the Lord Mayor's banquet at Mansion House in the City of London.

Boris Johnson: Brexit will boost haggis sales

Britain will be the “foremost campaigner for global free trade”, Boris Johnson pledged as he argued Theresa May was the only leader who could deliver a successful Brexit.

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Kezia Dugdale will speak to the STUC on Wednesday.

Brexit without a deal ‘as damaging as independence’ says Dugdale

Tory threats that Britain could leave the European Union without an agreed Brexit deal are as damaging to the UK as Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to hold a second independence referendum, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will claim.

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STUC general secretary, 
Grahame Smith. Picture: John Devlin.

STUC calls for new Holyrood powers as part of Brexit process

Scotland should be given new powers so it can take a “distinctly different” approach to issues such as immigration and employment rights, union leaders have argued.

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Arron Banks, the millionaire Ukip donor behind the Leave.EU campaign. Picture: PA

Leave.EU campaign investigated over EU referendum spending

The Leave.EU campaign group is facing an official investigation into “potential offences under the law” over its European Union referendum spending returns.

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Diageo's plant at Banbeath, Leven.

Diageo to axe more than 100 Scots jobs ‘because of Brexit’

Drinks giant Diageo is to cut more than 100 jobs across its Scottish operations because of concerns over Brexit, according to the GMB union.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell. Picture: John Devlin

SNP ‘wanted response to Scots Brexit deal call kept secret’

David Mundell has claimed the Scottish Government asked David Davis to keep his response to calls for a separate Scottish Brexit deal a secret.

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Watch Theresa May’s post-Brexit Easter message

Theresa May has used her Easter message to suggest people are “coming together and uniting” following divisions over the Brexit referendum.

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Bruce Crawford MSP.

SNP ‘appeals to EU politicians for Indyref2 support’

The SNP has appealed to European politicians for support as it tries to progress plans for a second independence referendum in the wake of Brexit.

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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SNP ‘held more than 80 Europe meetings after Brexit vote’

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other senior SNP ministers held more than 80 meetings in Europe in the weeks following last year’s Brexit vote.

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Mark Carney has warned of major economic damage if negotiations between Britain and the European Community falter. Picture: PA

Mark Carney calls on City to set up Brexit contingency plans

The Bank of England has asked City financial firms to submit Brexit contingency plans, with governor Mark Carney warning of major economic harm if negotiations between Britain and the EU falter.

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Theresa May greets European Council President Donald Tusk outside 10 Downing Street. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Effort needed to lower tensions after tough talk over Gibraltar

The UK and the EU must both work to “lower tensions” after a week of awkward confrontation over Gibraltar, Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk have agreed in the first face-to-face talks since Article 50 was triggered.

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Rejoining EU could be ‘speedy’ for independent Scotland

An independent Scotland could enjoy a “relatively speedy” process to join the European Union, a senior MEP has suggested.

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Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible leaving Portsmouth to a patriotic send-off. She is to lead the task force to the Falkland Islands.

Kenny MacAskill: Brexiteers sending us on a wild goose chase

Mad Brexiteers forget that the EU kept peace and brought prosperity to a war-torn Europe, writes Kenny MacAskill.

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Members of the European Parliament debate a resolution on Brexit negotiation red lines

Warning UK could ‘cease to exist’ as MEPs mark red lines

MEPs have endorsed a tough line on Brexit negotiations in a debate that saw Nigel Farage heckled for comparing parliamentarians to the mafia and a senior Scottish Labour MEP warn the UK could “cease to exist”.

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Theresa May has said the timetable for the governments Brexit plan was sensible and pragmatic. Picture: AP

SNP seize on claim Brexit terms will be clear by 2019

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