Posts Tagged ‘Nicola Sturgeon’

Scotland won’t be independent within EU, says Farage

Brexit party leader dismisses Nicola Sturgeon’s campaign for independence within EU

Nigel Farage has called on “genuine Scottish nationalists” to vote for his Brexit party in next week’s EU elections, as he described Nicola Sturgeon’s campaign for an independent Scotland within Europe as “the most dishonest political discourse anywhere in the world”.

As anti-racist protesters chanted outside the venue, Farage told cheering supporters at a rally in Edinburgh: “If you’re genuinely a nationalist lend your vote to the Brexit party, let’s get out of the EU and then have an honest debate about independence.”

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Brexit: No 10 refuses to rule out holding indicative votes on Brexit next week – live news

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Related: Cross-party Brexit talks have collapsed – so what happens now?

David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, has not ruled out his party revisiting Brexit talks with the Labour party. Speaking on a visit to Northern Ireland, he said:

The prime minister and Jeremy Corbyn have both said today that they are willing to explore any ideas that there are to overcome the remaining differences, and I think both leaders have said the talks, though we have not so far been successful, have been serious and constructive, both sides have entered into them into them in a genuine spirit, and so let’s see what happens.

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Labour will ‘unite divided UK’, Corbyn vows

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that Labour is the only one seeking to unite a divided UK as he launched the party’s European elections campaign on Thursday (9 May). But he again sat on the fence on a second referendum on Brexit.

Sturgeon steps up call for pro-EU voters to shun Scottish Labour

SNP leader describes Jeremy Corbyn’s party as pro-Brexit and dishonest

Nicola Sturgeon has stepped up her appeals to pro-European voters in Scotland to abandon Labour, describing Jeremy Corbyn’s party as pro-Brexit and dishonest.

Launching her European election campaign, the Scottish National party leader said voters needed to treat both Labour and the Conservatives as pro-Brexit parties, despite Corbyn’s attempt to “face both ways” on Europe.

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