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Source: Reuters

Brexit discontent drives new grassroots push for Scottish independence

Today 06:04 GMT

As Brexit gnaws at Britain’s political structure, supporters of an independent Scotland are launching a new grassroots campaign aimed at convincing a large majority of Scots to back a split from the United Kingdom.

They voted to remain in the European Union in the 2016 Brexit referendum in which England and Wales voted to leave, and discontent over the handling of Brexit is widespread. “Voices for Scotland”, a crowd-funded initiative with about 100,000 participants, will try to boost support for secession to 60 percent via a clipboard-wielding army of activists who aim to cover the whole of Scotland.

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Source: DW

Scotland's First Minister calls for second independence referendum by 2021

Thursday 12:39 GMT

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that her devolved government will take a first step towards holding an independence referendum by May 2021.

Scotland will take the first steps towards holding another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday. Sturgeon added that the referendum should be held before May 2021, when the current Scottish parliamentary term ends.

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Source: The Guradian

Rachel Johnson and Gavin Esler to stand for Change UK

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Rachel Johnson, the sister of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, and the broadcast journalist Gavin Esler – who said Brexit was based on “cheating and lies” and was sick of the likes of Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg selling “snake oil” – will both stand.

The Independent Group has announced its candidates for next month’s European elections after receiving more than 3,700 applications.

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Source: The Guradian

May should go today, says senior 1922 Committee member

Wednesday 06:04 GMT

A senior member of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers has called for Theresa May to step down immediately – suggesting the influential group could set a timetable for her departure.

This could pass a symbolic vote of no-confidence – though neither the 1922 Committee nor the NCC can force May to step down. Evans said the combined force of both the parliamentary party and the grassroots meant May should “accept the fact the call for her resignation now is growing into a clamour”.

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Source: The Guradian

Labour says Theresa May unwilling to offer key Brexit concessions

Wednesday 18:10 GMT

Labour has accused Theresa May of failing to offer any substantive changes to her Brexit deal in cross-party talks, as Downing Street’s hopes of a breakthrough in time to avoid taking part in European parliamentary elections waned.

Labour sources said the government team again appeared unwilling to countenance changes to the political declaration, which sets out the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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Source: The Guradian

Facebook ads by Lynton Crosby's firm 'part of push for hard Brexit'

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

A network of secretive pro-Brexit Facebook campaigns overseen by Sir Lynton Crosby’s company CTF Partners was part of a wider campaign to undermine Theresa May and push Britain towards a hard Brexit, according to individuals with knowledge of the company’s operations and internal documents.

On Tuesday the information commissioner will answer questions in parliament about the network of Facebook campaigns through which seemingly independent pro-Brexit groups spent as much as £1m running online adverts promoting a hard Brexit on sites with names such as Britain’s Future and Mainstream Network.

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Source: The Guradian

Secretive hard Brexit Facebook campaign got 1m responses

Wednesday 19:06 GMT

A million Britons responded to a secretive Facebook campaign for a hard Brexit overseen by Lynton Crosby’s company, according to the information commissioner, who said the respondents’ email addresses may have been harvested for future use.

MPs heard that the pro-Brexit campaigns have been running since 2017, apparently confirming suggestions that they were part of a long-running secretive campaign by Crosby’s company to undermine Theresa May’s position and push Britain towards a hard Brexit.

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