‘Help us stop Scottish nationalists’, UK PM May’s Conservatives ask Labour voters

By Russell Cheyne EDINBURGH, May 19 : The leader of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in Scotland today made a plea to supporters of Britain’s opposition Labour Party to lend her their vote at next month’s election to halt the march of the Scottish nationalists. Scots rejected independence in 2014, but the Scottish National Party […]

Britain’s May to press for strong union on Scotland visit

By Russell Cheyne EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland, Mar 27 : Prime Minister Theresa May told Scotland today unity was crucial to Britain winning a good divorce deal from the European Union, in a new attempt to persuade the Scottish government to step back from independence demands. Before meeting Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has accused […]

Scottish leader softens stance on possible independence vote timing

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Mar 19 : Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today softened her stance on the potential timing of a second independence referendum after Prime Minister Theresa May rejected her call to hold a vote before Britain leaves the European Union. Sturgeon had called for a referendum to be held between autumn 2018 […]

Scotland needs own immigration deal within Brexit, committee says

By Elisabeth O’Leary EDINBURGH, Feb 6 : Scotland depends on young migrants to expand its workforce and its population and should seek a tailor-made deal as part of Brexit to manage its own migration, a cross-party Scottish parliamentary committee said today. The committee looked at the economic impact of migration on Scotland and backed the […]

Scotland to set up Berlin office to boost trade links after Brexit

By Elisabeth O’Leary GLASGOW, Scotland Oct 15 : Scotland will set up a trade office in Berlin, boosting its trade departments in readiness for all possibilities, including Scottish independence, after Britain leaves the EU, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will say on Saturday. The Scottish National Party leader has raised the nation’s profile since June’s European […]

Scotland’s Sturgeon preparing for independence to keep post-Brexit options open

By William James LONDON, Jul 25 : Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said today she would start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain in order to keep the option of independence available following the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Although Britain voted to end its EU membership at the […]