EU Referendum

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SNP must use Brexit to ‘force’ living wage on firms - Unite boss

The head of Scotland’s biggest trade union has called on Nicola Sturgeon to use Brexit talks as an opportunity to “force” more Scots firms to pay workers a living wage.

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An independent Scotland is one of many political scenarios Football Manager gamers may have to deal with. Picture: SNS

New Football Manager game could include indy Scotland and Brexit

The UK’s Brexit negotiations haven’t even begun yet, but the makers of cult football video game clearly think it’s all over for the flow of football talent across European borders.

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Steven Woolfe has quit Ukip. Picture: PA

Steven Woolfe quits ‘ungovernable’ Ukip

Former Ukip leadership contender Steven Woolfe has announced he has quit the party and had made a police complaint over the altercation with a fellow MEP which left him in hospital.

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Mrs May is keen to ensure Nissan stays in the UK. Picture: Getty.

Nissan boss ‘confident’ after Brexit talks with Theresa May

Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he is confident the UK will remain a “competitive place to do business”, following crunch talks on Brexit with Theresa May.

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EU membership is not a gamechanger in the push for independence. Picture: John Devlin

Poll: One in 10 swayed to back independence by Brexit vote

A “hard Brexit” would persuade around one in 10 of those opposed to a second Scottish independence referendum to back another ballot, a poll has found.

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A legal challenge is set to begin to stop Theresa May triggering Article 50. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit legal challenge: Theresa May’s plans ‘unlawful’

Theresa May has been accused at the High Court of attempting to start the Brexit process by unlawfully using ancient executive powers under the royal prerogative.

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The UK will face settlement costs in the course of the Brexit negotiations. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Britain facing £18bn ‘divorce bill’ in Brexit negotiations

Britain is facing a “divorce bill” of up to 20 billion euro (£18 billion) as the cost of leaving the European Union, it has been reported.

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Nicola Sturgeon will call for Labour, Lib Dem and moderate Tory support to fight a hard Brexit. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Nicola Sturgeon to call for coalition to fight hard Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon will call on moderate Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition with the SNP to fight against a “hard Brexit” deal for the UK.

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Fiona Hyslop will meet leading European figures tomorrow

Fiona Hyslop: Brexit "democratically unacceptable" for Scots

External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop has warned it will be "democratically unacceptable" for Scotland to be taken out of the EU against its will as she prepares to meet leading European figures in Brussels.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions. Picture: PA

Theresa May refuses to commit to MPs vote on Brexit strategy

Theresa May has refused to commit to giving MPs a vote on her Brexit strategy before triggering the process of leaving the European Union - despite allowing Tories to back a Labour call for “proper scrutiny” of the plan.

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39 per cent of Scottish landlords believe Brexit will harm their ability to attract tenants. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Third of landlords think Brexit will negatively impact tenants

More than a third of landlords (35 per cent) think that Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will harm their ability to attract tenants, according to a survey by the National Landlords Association (NLA).

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Brexit Secretary David Davis faced attacks from all sides as he told the Commons that there will be no parliamentary vote on Article 50. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

SNP accuse Tory government of presiding over ‘dog’s Brexit’

Brexit Secretary David Davis has hinted at the possibility of a vote in parliament on a Brexit treaty at the end of negotiations to leave the EU.

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Trump's trade adviser has indicted Britain will have a deal with the US before the EU. Picture: John Devlin

US deal with Britain would come ahead of EU - Trump advisor

Donald Trump’s trade adviser insists cutting a deal with Britain will take priority over negotiating one with the EU if the Republican nominee becomes US president.

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SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Lesley Riddoch: No clear Brexit path for Sturgeon

So D-Day will occur sometime in March 2017. Theresa May ended speculation this weekend by naming the month she plans to trigger Article 50, thus setting in train two years of negotiations to pull Britain out of the EU. Does that mean indyref2 has effectively been pencilled in too - for 2019? Despite the likely clamour from independence supporters, provocation by the Westminster Government and a powerful political logic - possibly not.

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David Davis favour a hard Brexit, unlike Chancellor Philip Hammond. Picture: AFP/Getty

Tories to do battle over ‘hard Brexit’ at party conference

Battle lines have been drawn ahead of the Conservative conference between MPs and ministers pushing for a “hard Brexit” and those warning of dire economic consequences.

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Iain Duncan Smith. Picture: PA

Leader comment: Damning indictment of politicians in EU campaign

Indyref’s ‘vibrant and well-informed’ debates were in stark contrast to the ‘dire’ standards plumbed during June referendum

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In a recent speech, former chancellor George Osborne warned against the dangerous purity of splendid isolation. Photograph: Neil Hall/Getty Images

Euan McColm: George Osborne gives Brexit’s losers a voice

Those who voted Remain in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union have been desperately badly served by the Labour Party since the result was announced.

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A Bank of England report found investment had fallen. Picture: PA

Think-tank ups forecast for post-Brexit growth in UK

Britain’s growth forecast was raised yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development months after it warned the UK would be hit by an immediate shock following the vote to leave the European Union.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Picture: AP

Theresa May: UK will remain a global player post-Brexit

The UK will begin the process of ratifying the global climate change agreement within weeks and is determined to remain a global player following the Brexit vote, Theresa May said during her first speech to the United Nations.

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The Czech EU Affairs minister has said the UK can't have it's cake and eat it. Picture: John Devlin

UK ‘can’t have cake and eat it’ over Brexit - Czech minister

A senior European politician has warned that the UK has “zero chance” of success if it tries to “have the cake and eat it” over Brexit.

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