In the face of a 'cluster-mess', what are the roads ahead for Scotland’s Brexit opposition?
CommonSpace considers the responses of pro-EU politicians and activists to the UK’s Brexit chaos
WITH PRIME Minister Theresa May’s government in turmoil over Brexit and its ability to agree a deal which both the EU and MPs can get behind, what options remain for Scotland to avoid what SNP MP Angus MacNeil described as a “cluster-mess”?
Europhile & Eurosceptic independence supporters respond to SNP ‘open ear’ on second EU referendum
SNP’s tentative remarks on a Brexit referendum are welcomed and warned against by opposing sides of the debate
FOLLOWING SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford’s remarks on Monday (25 June) that the SNP keeps an “open ear” and is “not diametrically opposed” to the possibility of a second UK-wide EU referendum, Scottish Europhile activists sensed an opportunity, while Eurosceptic SNP supporters warned of the dangers.
'March for Europe' to demand a vote on Brexit deal
Anniversary of Article 50 to be marked with Edinburgh march and rally
A ‘March for Europe’ is set to take place this Saturday (24 March) to mark the anniversary of the triggering of Article 50 and to demand a ‘democracy on Brexit’ in the form of a vote on the final deal
Organised by the Young European Movement Edinburgh and the European Movement in Scotland, the march will leave from the Radisson Blu on the Royal Mile at 2pm and lead to the Scottish Parliament.
Jo Swinson: 21st century liberalism is needed to deal with Brexit problems
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson gave a keynote speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dunfermline
THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS' deputy leader has called for a 21st-century liberalism to deal with problems arising as a result of the EU referendum.
Jo Swinson told the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dunfermline that her party should seek a more “positive, radical, 21st-century liberal solution” to deal with the resentment and anger growing in the UK after last year's referendum on membership of the European Union.
Prominent Scots pen open letter calling for re-think of Brexit
Politicians and academics want a “UK-wide debate” as second round of talks start in Brussels.
AN OPEN LETTER released today has called for a “UK-wide debate” about halting the Brexit process.
The letter, published in the Herald letters page, was signed by prominent Scottish politicians, academics and business leaders, saying Brexit’s “disastrous consequences become clearer and clearer – every day”.
Experts back independent Scotland membership of European Union
Professors and advisors say Scotland will get “fast-tracked” EU place
SCOTLAND’S POSITION WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION means it will be fast-tracked to full membership with independence, according to a range of EU experts.
Recent comments by head of the European Commission to the UK, Jacqueline Minor, confirmed that Scotland would be able to “move faster” than other membership processes due to “the fact that all your legislation has to be in alignment with existing European rules”.
Curtice: New EU voting data suggests economic argument crucial to indyref 2
More localised EU referendum results hint that Scots favoured Leave for economic reasons, furthering the case that winning the economic argument will be vital to success in any future independence referendum according to a leading expert
NEW EU referendum voting statistics suggest winning the economic argument will be crucial to the outcome of any future independence referendum, according to political expert Professor John Curtice.
Tories will ignore vote in Scotland to remain in the EU, confirms David Mundell
Scottish Secretary told delegates at Conservative Party conference that they should be “Team UK approach” for the UK to leave the EU.
THE SCOTTISH secretary has said that Scotland will leave the EU with the rest of the UK – irrespective of the strong support of Scottish voters to remain.
David Mundell, the only Tory MP in Scotland, has told the Conservative party conference in Birmingham that there will be a “Team UK approach” to negotiate Britain’s exit from the EU following a June referendum.