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RE: Island of Rebels | ARTE in English

RE: Island of Rebels | ARTE in English

From lullabies to lovesongs: The first ever European Union songbook

From lullabies to lovesongs: The first ever European Union songbook:

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.

Ministers discuss prospect of the break-up of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Ministers discuss prospect of the break-up of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit:

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.

The New European (07 January, 2019) “Sturgeon warns that Brexit is strengthening case for Scottish independence”

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 Irish Times (Thu, Jan 10, 2019) “‘Don’t blink’: Mary Lou McDonald tells Michel Barnier on backstopSinn Féin leader pushes unity poll in case of no deal at meeting with EU Brexit negotiator”

Theresa May takes Brexit message to Scotland – CNN Video

Theresa May takes Brexit message to Scotland – CNN Video:

UK court rejects bid to stop ECJ examining if Brexit can be reversed

UK court rejects bid to stop ECJ examining if Brexit can be reversed:

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:

Making waves in Scotland – European business assistance helps turn on the power

Making waves in Scotland – European business assistance helps turn on the power:

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!

Scots battle to win MPs’ right to halt Brexit ‘likely to succeed’

Scots battle to win MPs’ right to halt Brexit ‘likely to succeed’:

This could turn out to become interesting.

A recent poll finds that pro-Brexit voters would rather leave…

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. 

Ö1 Live + 7 Tage

Ö1 Live + 7 Tage:

A few pictures from the March For Europe in Edinburgh this…

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.