Yuli Ban Says: If you're looking for the thread on the Brexit vote itself, click here.
So, now that the Brexit has happened let`s use this thread to post all relevant news to the effects this breakup of the EU has had and will have on the UK. This includes economic news, independence referendums, as well as the negotiations that will take place between post-EU Britain and the EU.
Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will.She said the Scottish government would begin preparing legislation to enable another independence vote.Scotland voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38%.The SNP manifesto for May's Holyrood elections said the Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold another referendum if there was a "significant and material change" in the circumstances that prevailed at the time of the 2014 referendum, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will.
Mr Juncker held crisis talks with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, president of the European Council Donald Tusk and Dutch PM Mark Rutte on Friday morning.They then released a statement saying they regretted but respected the British decision.They called for the UK "to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be. Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty".They added that the deal agreed with Mr Cameron in February to protect London's financial markets, curb immigration and opt out of closer union "ceases to exist" and "there will be no renegotiation".
Nigel Farage has admitted that it was a "mistake" to promise that £350million a week would be spent on the NHS if the UK backed a Brexit vote.Speaking just an hour after the Leave vote was confirmed the Ukip leader said the money could not be guaranteed and claimed he would never have made the promise in the first place.The pledge was central to the official Vote Leave campaign and was controversially emblazoned on the side of the bus which shuttled Boris Johnson and Michael Gove around the country.Campaigners promised to use the money the UK reportedly sends to the EU to fund the health service instead.Asked by ITV's Good Morning Britain whether he could guarantee that the £350m that was sent to the EU would now go the NHS, Mr Farage said: “No I can’t, I would never have made that claim."That was one of the mistakes made by the Leave campaign.”
Congrats, UK, on listening to this lying crapstain.
Spain will seek to jointly govern Gibraltar with Britain following the British vote to leave the European Union, acting foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Friday.Gibraltarians voted overwhelmingly in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union but were outnumbered in Thursday's referendum and now face the consequences.Garcia-Margallo said Spain would push to keep Gibraltar out of any general Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union and will aim for bilateral talks to seek co-sovereignty and eventually Spanish control of the peninsula.
I think an independent Gibraltar as part of the EU is more likely.
Edited by Yuli Ban, 16 March 2017 - 03:18 PM.
Added EU Referendum link