EU Commission Building Brussels - Leaving the Light ON for Scotland 31-JAN-2020The EU Commisison building in Brussels last night on 31st of January, 2020, as the United Kingdom officially left the European Union.
In the 2016 UK Brexit Referendum, Scotland voted 62% to remain in the EU. Brexit is causing a resurgence in support for #IndyRef2020 #IndyRef2 Scottish Independence in which Scotland hopes to rejoin the EU as an independent European country.
Écosse is French for Scotland.
30 Jan - Scottish Parliament votes for IndyRef2 and to keep EU Flag flying.France 24 News -- Despite a majority of Scottish voters rejecting Brexit in the 2016 referendum, Scotland leaves the EU along with the rest of the UK on January 31. For some Scots, this shows that their nation is being ignored and bolsters the case for leaving the UK. On the other side of the independence debate, some rue that Brexit makes it more difficult to make the case for unionism, while others argue that Scottish grievances over Brexit are unjustified.
Brexit Fallout - Boris Johnson shuts down Scottish proposal to ease immigration demands for workers.Boris Johnson denies a Scottish Government's proposal without reading it and giving it consideration. Tensions between the UK and Scottish Governments continue to heat up.
An issue arising from the fallout of Brexit in Scotland is the end of EU citizens' freedom of movement, which works against maintaining a healthy workforce. Having a healthy workforce based upon immigration supports the Scottish economy and tax-base which provides for public services. The Scottish Government, encouraged by the UK Government, introduced a plan to ease immigration demands by creating a Scottish Visa Program.
The UK's turbulent time as a member of the European UnionBritain first joined the European Economic Community in 1973, voting in a referendum 2 years later to continue its membership. But the relationship between the UK and Europe has never been easy, as a succession of British Prime Ministers has discovered.
The Brexit battleground: Who are the casualties and war heroes?Over the past three years Brexit has been a battleground with political casualties falling left, right and centre. For some, like Nigel Farage, Britain's relationship with the EU has been an integral part of his career, for others like David Cameron and Theresa May it will always be remembered as their greatest downfall.
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29 Jan - Tears and cheers as MEPs leave Brussels before Brexit DayAs expected, the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. But there was emotion aplenty in Brussels today. Green MEP Molly Scot Cato got a standing ovation for a tearful speech in which she urged those present to "keep alive" the dream of Britain one day rejoining the EU. Meanwhile Nigel Farage took advantage of one of his last chances to be the fly in the EU's ointment, predicting that "once we have left, we are never coming back".
28 Jan - UK MEPs leave Brussels for last timeMEPs are packing up their belongings and getting ready to leave Brussels, as Britain leaves the EU on Friday. Some are sad to be leaving behind the institution, as they have fought against leaving the EU, while others are elated Britain is finally leaving the European Union.
19 Dec - Brexit Deal Approved by UK ParliamentThe UK's parliament finally approved a Brexit Deal, signing off on Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill. In this video we discuss what this means for Brexit, the exit date as well as watching some of the debate in parliament.