Entertainment Scotland: The Brexit Plane on the Renewal of Local Parliament

00:35  05 may  2021
00:35  05 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Brexit Britain’s Biggest Test Might Be the Ability to Survive

  Brexit Britain’s Biggest Test Might Be the Ability to Survive Leaving the EU has hardened the divisions between the U.K.’s constituent nations and there’s a growing sense that things will come to a head.Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a fondness for grand projects, but few are as eye-catching as the proposal for a physical link over the Irish Sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The leaders of Scotland 's five larger political parties will take part in their final televised debate of this election campaign. Going head-to-head are Nicola Sturgeon (SNP); Douglas Ross ( Scottish Conservatives); Anas Sarwar ( Scottish Labour); Patrick Harvie ( Scottish Greens) and Willie Rennie ( Scottish Lib Dems). The main Leaders' Debate programme, hosted by BBC Scotland political editor Glenn Campbell, will run from 19:50 to 21:00 on BBC One Scotland & the BBC News Channel.

Denying Scotland a referendum would be extraordinary, argues Professor Ciaran Martin of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, who, a decade ago, was the senior UK civil servant responsible for the Edinburgh Agreement. "In effect, it would change the union from one based on consent, to one based on the force of law the most profound transformation in the internal governance of the United Kingdom since most of Ireland left almost exactly a century ago," said Prof Martin in a lecture last month.

La navigatrice Jane McMinn co-fondatrice de Lobster Hatchery (élevage de homards) rencontrée à North Berwick, le 4 mai 2021. © RFI / Muriel Delcroix The Browser Jane McMinn Co-Founder of Lobster Hatchery (Lobster Breeding) Intated in North Berwick, May 4 2021.

Scottish renew Thursday Their local parliament, a ballot whose party of Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon hopes to get a mandate to put pressure and obtain a new referendum of self-determination. Proponents of independence emphasize that Brexit, to which Scotians were opposed to 62%, changed the game. And particularly for the fishing sector, hit hard by the release of the EU. Nevertheless, fishermen are far from being convinced by this argument. Report in a small port 40 kilometers northeast of Edinburgh.

Brexit: United Kingdom banks will move 1,000 billion assets to the EU

 Brexit: United Kingdom banks will move 1,000 billion assets to the EU © provided by the Tribune Banks installed in the United Kingdom have decided to move 900 billion asset books to the EU Because of Brexit, 10% of their set, and the City should continue to suffer, warns Friday the New Financial Research Center. "We believe that it is an underestimation. We are only at the end of the first phase of Brexit," he says in his study.

Along with the renewal of the National Planning Framework, our future public infrastructure programme will lay the foundations on which we will build low and zero carbon homes, communities and industries. The National Transport Strategy, to be published later this year, will redefine investment priorities, putting sustainable We have also invited all parties to engage in discussions about what further powers they believe the Scottish Parliament needs to address the challenges that have emerged as a result of the Brexit debate. This Programme for Government shows the ambition we have for Scotland .

Boris Johnson wants renewal of 'ties that bind UK'. Parliament might be in recess, but Boris Johnson's breathless start to life as prime minister continues with a visit to Scotland . He's announcing £300m in funding to help communities in Falkirk, the Islands and Argyll and Bute, as well as parts of Northern However, comments that ministers were working " on the assumption" of a no-deal Brexit have been criticised by both opponents and some within his party - notably Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Scotland 's First Minister, the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, and her Welsh counterpart, Labour's

with our special envoy to North Berwirck, Muriel Delcroix

surrounded by large seawater bins, Jane McMinn proudly brends a lobster whose eggs are ready to hatch: this browser founded with two other fishermen there are more than two 10 years A lobster breeding when North Berwick fishermen started to sell their sockets primarily locally. This bet allowed them for the moment to amortize the shock of Brexit. But all fishermen do not have this chance, sorry Jane McMinn, while about 90% of Scottish seashells are exported to Europe: "Brexit makes things impossible for fishing. You must have all your papers in order, Blablabla ... and the time you do all that, all your fish are dead. It will arrange, but the conditions have become very hostile.

EU chief felt 'hurt,' 'alone' at meeting with Turkish leader

  EU chief felt 'hurt,' 'alone' at meeting with Turkish leader BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that she felt hurt and alone during a meeting with Turkey’s president earlier this month and that she was treated poorly simply because she is a woman. Von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara for talks on tense EU-Turkey relations earlier this month. But only two chairs were set out in front of the EU and Turkish flags for the three leaders. Michel took the chair next to Erdogan. Von der Leyen stood looking at the seated men, expressing her astonishment with an “ehm” sound, and a gesture of disappointment.

Under the Scotland Act 1998 - which set up the Scottish parliament - "the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England" is a matter reserved for Britain's parliament . David Hope, former deputy president of the UK Supreme Court, said the Scotland Act was a major constraint on the Scottish government: "They are trapped within a statute which is very carefully drafted." Others think it is not so clear-cut. "There are respectable arguments for saying that a referendum bill would be within devolved competence," said Professor Aileen McHarg, an expert on constitutional law at Durham University.

A Scottish shellfish firm owner says he is on the brink of bankruptcy as EU customers desert his business. Video caption: PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on Scottish fishing industryPMQs: Blackford and Johnson on Scottish fishing industry. The SNP Westminster leader says a constituent lost £40,000 of produce after a lorry-load of seafood was held up by " Brexit red tape".


Fishermen who voted for Brexit feel betrayed by the Government of Boris Johnson and Scottish Independents were putting on their resentment to advance their case in favor of a second referendum. But to hear the epidermal reaction of Jack Dale fisherman, it was a bad calculation. "It would be a complete disaster independence! Especially now that we are no longer part of the EU ... It would be a suicide, he says. There is enough uncertainty like this with Brexit, the pandemic, pollution ... everything cheers against this idea.

A hostility that partly explains why Nicola Sturgeon took care of emphasizing that even renewed in Scottish Parliament, his party did not provide for a referendum before 2 or 3 years.

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Historic Stirling sees battle for Scotland's future .
Bullet marks in Stirling's grey-stone walls testify to past battles between Scotland and England, and another momentous fight is now under way in the picturesque university city. - 'All to play for' - Scotland allows 16-year-olds to vote in parliamentary and local elections and first-time voter Leigh, 17, said she backs the SNP, because she can go to university without paying tuition, unlike in England. "I'm pro-independence and so's everybody else I know," she added.Local Conservative activist Jess Insall, an 18-year-old apprentice accountant, conceded the SNP has had a strong youth following but said "it is all to play for".

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