The United Kingdom, which made its selections in 2016, will mostly be excluded from the final print, with the exception of its folk song pick “Auld Lang Syne”, written by Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Meanwhile, Shadow Scottish Secretary David Mundell also told the meeting that the Cabinet should be braced for Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for a second independence referendum in the event of a chaotic Brexit.
One Cabinet source said: “The view was that a border poll in Northern Ireland was all-but inevitable if there is a no-deal Brexit because Sinn Fein would demand it straight away. The Secretary of State would have no choice but to call one.”
The case to investigate whether it was possible to reverse Brexit was put forward by a Scottish court, where some politicians opposed to it wanted the interpretation of Article 50 clarified.
They wanted to know whether Britain can withdraw its notification to leave without permission from the EU’s other member states.
Subsequently, the British government put in an application to stop the European Court of Justice from looking into it.
The appeal was on the grounds that whether or not Britain could reverse the decision was immaterial, since ministers had no intention of doing so.
Statement by UK Supreme Court:
The Supreme Court has today refused permission to appeal in the matter of Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Appellant) v Wightman and others (Respondents). https://t.co/8V8pTgpuA1
— UK Supreme Court (@UKSupremeCourt) November 20, 2018
I used to sail in the Irish sea, and they have the second biggest tides in the world (Canada has the highest). So there is a lot of potential energy here!
This could turn out to become interesting.
A recent poll finds that pro-Brexit voters would rather leave the EU than keep the UK.
Might as well, as current odds are that the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” will not survive the Brexit.
— Angus Robertson (@AngusRobertson) April 11, 2018
A few pictures from the March For Europe in Edinburgh this Saturday. Which was one of many pro-EU, anti-Brexit marches that happened in the UK this weekend.
There is shockingly little coverage in the UK Media about it. So lets share some pictures on social media so at least some people are made aware that this really happened.