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Letter from Scotland

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As we skate into 2021 on frozen lochs or icy pavements, I guess we are all unsettled by the uncertainty hanging in the cold winter air. Is it going to be a hard winter? We’ve...

Scottish Parliament votes on post Brexit trade deal

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Scottish Parliament does not consent to 'damaging deal'.MSPs backed The Scottish Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum, this afternoon at Holyrood. This says the deal which the UK Government agreed with the EU on Christmas Eve...

UK Government secures deal with the EU

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Towards the end of the afternoon on Christmas Eve, both the EU and the UK held press conferences to confirm that a deal had eventually been struck agreeing terms under which we will all...

Prime Minister says Brexit will be based on ‘no deal’ – what the Scottish...

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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said that any trade talks with the EU are at an end.This is the text of the speech relating the latest stage in the neotiations with the...

Looking at post Brexit educational economy

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by James CollinsWhat is the possible influence of the Post-Brexit economy on education?Brexit has had countless direct and indirect effects on many economic activities, which have created a ripple effect on other normal daily...

Statement by the Secretary of State for Scotland on Brexit Deal

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The announcement today that the UK has agreed a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU has been welcomed by the Secretary of State for Scotland who is of course a Conservative MP.Scottish Secretary Alister...

Brexit deal struck this morning

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The details are yet to be seen and pulled apart but the Prime Minister has indicated that a new deal has been done with the EU this morning.He tweeted the news :...

Many Edinburgh businesses fear no deal Brexit according to Chamber of Commerce

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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce surveyed its members recently and found that the vast majority fear the impact of a No Deal Brexit.Just over three-quarters of those who replied said that this would have...

Settled status advice for EU citizens

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As we all wait to find out if there is a Brexit deal or not, the Scottish Government says it is working to ensure a settled future for EU nationals living in Scotland.More support...

Europe Minister visits Italy for talks

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Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development Minister Ben Macpherson attended an international conference in Italy last weekend and told those attending that Scotland is open and pro-European in the face of Brexit.At the...

Prime Minister to seek Brexit extension

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COURT DOCUMENTS DISCLOSE PRIME MINISTER WILL SEEK EXTENSION.Boris Johnson will seek a Brexit extension from the EU if no withdrawal deal is reached by 19 October, government documents revealed in the Court of...

Brexit action at Court of Session begins today

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An action has begun this morning at the Court of Session in Edinburgh where 70 plus politicians have brought an action asking the Court of Session to rule on the legality of the UK...

Ways to stop a No Deal Brexit

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CROSS-PARTY BILL TO STOP NO-DEAL BREXITThe SNP today co-sponsored a cross-party Bill designed to take a no deal Brexit off the table.Stephen Gethins MP, the SNP’s Europe spokesperson, urged MPs from across Westminster...

Vince Cable calls for unity to stop Brexit

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable used a campaign stop in South Queensferry yesterday morning to call for remain voters to unite behind the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit.In front of the iconic Forth Rail...

European Elections 2019 – the candidates

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All candidates for the European Elections were to be submitted to the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by today and the complete list of candidates for Scotland is shown belowPolling for this election will be...

Letter from Scotland

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We were struck by tragedy in its many forms this week.  Three climbers lost their lives on Ben Nevis.  Three more people were killed in a dreadful road accident on the A90 south of...

Health charities ask Scottish Government about Brexit contingency plans

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In the event of a no deal Brexit there is a possibility of disruption to medicines, and now four health charities have appealed to the Scottish Government for detailed plans.Diabetes Scotland, Epilepsy Scotland,...

Rally for Europe to be held in Edinburgh today

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RALLY FOR EUROPE – BREXIT COUNTDOWN MUST BE HALTED A rally for Europe will be held in Edinburgh today with speakers including Labour MEP Catherine Stihler, Labour MP Ian Murray, Scottish Government Brexit Secretary Mike...

Letter from Scotland

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We 62 per cent Remainers, can hardly bear to watch the Battle of Brexit going on at Westminster.  It looks like one of the great turning points in our history, fixing our relationship with...

Letter from Scotland

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Santa will not be amused at the goings-on at Westminster. But he might be hoping that the gift-wrapped Scottish budget delivered this week will fill us with some compensating Christmas cheer. The Finance Secretary Derek...

Letter from Scotland

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The Scottish Parliament has wheezed up its bagpipes and blasted out a warning to Westminster – we don’t want Theresa’s deal and we don’t want a no-deal.  All the parties, except the Conservatives, voted...

Letter to the Editor – Brexit – ‘Final Say should go to the people’

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We have received this letter to the editor today - on the subject of Brexit. We are happy to receive letters on any topic. Please email them to editor@theedinburghreporter.co.uk. Dear Editor,The Final Say should go...

Letter from Scotland

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It looked straight-forward. A good path, a sunny day, mild, not much wind. But Ben Wyvis, the first big hill north of Inverness, had its surprises waiting for us. The wind grew stronger as we...

Letter from Scotland

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One of the many disturbing aspects of the Brexit saga is how the tail always seems to end up wagging the dog.  Who ever thought a small rump of right-wing Tories would force David...

Prime Minister’s Brexit statement

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The Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the media outside Downing Street this evening after a five hour Cabinet meeting. This is what she said :"The Cabinet has just had a long, detailed and impassioned...
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Scotland for a People’s Vote say the Brexit deal is ‘half-baked’

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Commenting after the emergency session of the UK Cabinet on the Brexit deal ended earlier this evening, Scotland for a People’s Vote – which is campaigning for a UK-wide referendum on the deal with...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – A Beginner’s Guide to Populism

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The battle is on – the villagers of Little Middleton are fighting to preserve their historic community and keep it safe from progress. A Beginner’s Guide to Populism is a darkly comic play following the fortunes...

Young European Movement need help with their time capsule

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Young European Movement Edinburgh will create a time capsule, and they want to hear from you!On Saturday 30 June at 11:00am in front of The Scottish Parliament, they will gather to create a time capsule...

First Minister heads to Brussels

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The First Minister will be in Brussels tomorrow for a variety of engagements including a meeting with the EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and to open Scotland House which has been expanded.Ms Sturgeon...

Scottish teacher launches petition for MPs for expats

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A teacher and freelance writer who splits his time between Scotland and Spain has launched a petition to urge the introduction of MPs for British citizens living abroad.Alastair Stewart's petition to ‘Introduce MPs to...

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