Monday, October 17, 2016

Scotland, Northern Ireland Seeking 'Special Status' in EU

Scotland and Northern Ireland are pushing for "special status" within the EU after Brexit, while the London cabinet is split over immigrations quotas in a further sign of complete disarray over negotiating Britain's exit from the EU.

Both Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union, in the referendum on British membership of the EU, June 23, putting both countries at odds with England and Wales, both of which voted out. This leaves the United Kingdom in an immensely difficult position negotiating a new deal with the EU.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she will not rule out another referendum on Scotland's membership of the United Kingdom — splitting from London and negotiating Scottish membership of the EU. Moreover, she is putting into place a parallel team of negotiators over Brexit and opening up trade offices in Europe.

She told her party conference: "Make no mistake, the threat to our economy is not just the prospect of losing our place in the single market — disastrous though that would be. So, today I can announce a four-point plan to boost trade and exports, by taking Scotland's message, directly and in our own voice, to the very heart of Europe.

No comments:

Post a Comment

ethnologia news only

Blog Widget by LinkWithin