Stories tagged: scotland
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call
Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Scottish Parliament to vote on calls for a second independence referendum
The Scottish Parliament will vote Wednesday evening on whether to back calls for a second independence referendum, potentially setting the stage for a clash between the British prime minister and …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
A toxic legacy hangs over Scotland’s Brexit war with Theresa May
The Scottish nationalists are evoking that toxic legacy as they clash with another female Conservative leader over Scotland’s right to stage a second independence vote because of Brexit. The narrative …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
British PM, Scottish leader tussle over independence vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a call from Scotland’s leader for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Edinburgh not happy with plans for second independence vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland – Many voters in the historic city of Edinburgh seemed indifferent – and even hostile – Tuesday to plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence from the …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Scottish leader to seek second independence referendum
LONDON – Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon announced Monday she will seek a new referendum on independence in a bold move of defiance even as British leaders forge ahead toward a …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Scottish Parliament votes against U.K. pulling Brexit trigger
The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly backed a motion opposing the start of the process for the U.K. to leave the European Union in a gesture against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its approval
Scotland’s government says it will ask Britain’s Supreme Court to block Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering European Union exit talks without consulting the Scottish Parliament first.
Sat., July 2, 2016, midnight
Charles Krauthammer: Mighty kingdom or Little England?
Give the EU its due. Despite its comical faux-national paraphernalia of flag, anthem and useless parliament, it has championed and advanced a transnational idea that has helped curb the nationalist …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Pro-EU Scots, Northern Irish eye UK escape after Brexit vote
The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to depart the European Union could end in the breakup of the U.K. itself.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Scotland’s independence party scores well but no majority
The independence-minded Scottish National Party won a third consecutive term in government Friday but failed to secure an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament.
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, midnight
People: Rihanna launches new beauty and stylist agency, Fr8me
George Clooney has taken a break from Hollywood glitz to visit a small sandwich cafe that helps homeless people in Edinburgh.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 18, 2014, 9:56 p.m.
Scotland votes to stick with Great Britain
EDINBURGH, Scotland — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
Scots head to the polls to decide future
EDINBURGH, Scotland — For some, it’s a day they have dreamed of for decades. For others, the time has finally come to make up their minds about the future — …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, midnight
From Wigtown to Edinburgh, Scotland’s prime territory for the written word
WIGTOWN, Scotland – “You’re on the road to nowhere.” The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside …
Sat., March 16, 1996, midnight
Major, Top Foe Visit Mourning Village Scottish Judge Launches Probe Into Why Loner Got Gun Licenses
In a display of unity on behalf of a country in mourning, Britain’s prime minister and his chief political opponent carried flowers, prayers and sympathy Friday to the stricken Scottish …