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Danziger on Scottish anger over Brexit

Danziger: Turning The Caber On Brexit

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun the process that will conclude in her country’s exit from the European Union, Danziger notes that the Scots are again contemplating their own exit from the United Kingdom — a turn of the caber that London won’t applaud.

March 15, 2017
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during an emergency cabinet meeting at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jane Barlow/Pool

How Scotland And N. Ireland Could Retain EU Membership

There has as yet been no Brexit, and there will not be—because there is no such entity as “Britain.” There could, however, be a U.K. exit. But those who insist that a 52-48 vote is good enough to take the entire U.K. out of the EU would trigger a serious crisis of legitimacy.

June 28, 2016
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appears via video link on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC in London, Britain June 26, 2016. Jeff Overs/Courtesy of the BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Scottish Leader Threatens To Veto Brexit

“What’s going to happen with the UK is that there are going to be deeply damaging and painful consequences… I want to try and protect Scotland from that,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

June 26, 2016
A British flag flutters in front of a window in London, Britain, June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

The Brexit: What Just Happened?!

It was only in the last 24 hours before the Brexit vote that it began to hit home just how massive, and maybe insane, it would be if the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union.

June 24, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Donald Trump Praises Brits For Taking ‘Their Country Back,’ But Only After He Promotes His Golf Resort

Trump said he would let his children and financial advisers run his businesses if he wins the election, but would not walk away from his operations before that. He said the campaign had not been used to build his brand, but had in fact put it at risk because politics is so polarizing.

June 24, 2016
Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the SNP's annual conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, October 17, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

New Scotland Independence Referendum ‘Highly Likely’: Sturgeon

“As things stand, Scotland faces the prospect of being taken out of the EU against her will. I regard that as democratically unacceptable,” Sturgeon told a news conference in Edinburgh.

June 24, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

In Scotland, Trump Says Brexit A Model For His Campaign

“People want to take their country back. They want to have independence in a sense. You see it with Europe, all over Europe,” said Trump, 70, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

June 24, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boards his plane after speaking at a campaign rally in Mesa, Arizona December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Trump To Fly To Scotland On Business Amid Campaign Worries

But even before his political run, many in Scotland had issues with Trump. He angered politicians fighting a windmill farm in 2012 because he didn’t want it near his resort.

June 23, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump gestures outside his hotel at the Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland, Britain July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo

‘Hi Donald, We’re Muslims!’ Scottish Offer To Teach Trump In Visit

“I would say: ‘Hi Donald, we’re Muslims, welcome to our mosque! Do you still see Muslims as a threat to Western civilizations?'” he said.

June 8, 2016

David Cameron’s Wizardry

Prime Minister David Cameron’s surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament is the result of a paradox: The center in Britain held and flew apart at the same time.

May 11, 2015

Britain’s Cameron Promises Reforms, EU Referendum After Election Win

Cameron earlier hailed the “sweetest victory” of his political career, with the win giving the Conservatives around 330 seats and a clear mandate for another five years in office.

May 8, 2015

6 Lessons Drawn From Cameron’s Big Victory

The British election results Thursday night took even the seasoned by surprise. A race that was supposed to be tighter than a bearskin hatband and even potentially set off a parliamentary crisis turned out to be a romp for David Cameron’s Conservatives.

May 8, 2015

Scottish Nationalists Set For Historic Victory

The pro-independence Scottish National Party was set for a historic victory in Britain’s general election, according to an exit poll on Thursday that showed them winning 58 out of 59 seats in Scotland.

May 7, 2015
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Scotland Tense Ahead Of United Kingdom Elections This Week

The division between Scotland’s two main political parties has resurfaced as the Nationalist Party seeks to sweep the national elections this Thursday.

May 5, 2015

Is Democracy Unraveling?

There is a decline of trust in traditional political parties but also a rise in partisanship. Is this what democracy unraveling looks like?

April 27, 2015

Scotland Rejects Independence In Historic Referendum

Why Scots decided to remain part of the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014

Endorse This: Groundskeeper Willie’s Guide To Scottish Independence

See what Groundskeeper Willie has to say about Scottish independence.

September 18, 2014

Better Together?

Is the world ready for Scottish independence?

September 18, 2014

For The Love Of Scotland

The referendum on independence will be decided by voters whose hearts say yes but whose heads say no.

September 17, 2014

Scotland Campaigns Race For Votes On Referendum Eve

Edinburgh (AFP) — Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Wednesday on the eve of a knife-edge referendum that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers with greater autonomy. The “Yes” and “No” camps mobilized thousands of volunteers to hand out leaflets and hold […]

September 17, 2014

Another Scotch Verdict

September 12, 2014

British Party Leaders Head To Scotland As Vote Tightens

London (AFP) — The leaders of Britain’s three main political parties announced a last-minute trip to Scotland on Tuesday to boost the campaign against independence after a surge in separatist support ahead of next week’s referendum. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband agreed to skip their weekly debate in the […]

September 9, 2014

No Union, No Pound, British Official Warns Scots Backing Independence

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall. “The pound isn’t an asset to be divided up between two […]

February 13, 2014