Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

Scotland delays vote to leave UK

On Sunday, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon backed down from earlier demands to hold a vote to leave the UK sometime in 2018 or 2019, while on UK news-channel ITV. She instead told ITV that a vote could be held much later. "It is for [May] then to say what timescale she thinks would be appropriate and then yes I am happy to have that discussion within reason," she said.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

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