EU officials, already vexed by 'British question' must consider Scotland too Yes vote to independence will take EU into uncharted waters, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves
A new regime is just taking shape in Brussels, readying to run the European Union for the next five years. Already it is clear that the three big items sitting in the in-trays for the new commission, the new parliament and the new president of the European council include what is known in Brussels as "the British question" – whether the UK stays in the EU and on what terms.
The British question could be very soon superseded or joined by "the Scottish question" – the riddle of Scotland's future in Europe should it opt to go it alone and quit the UK.
English Tories warn Cameron of a bloodbath over his extra cash and powers for Scotland: Pledge to maintain controversial public spending formula branded 'last-minute bribe'
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:53
Three main parties promise £1,300 more than average spent on every Scot
It is part of Barnett funding formula called 'grossly unfair' by own founder
Today Survation poll for the Mail finds even Scots think disparity is unjust
One Tory MP: 'Panicked offers' mean Alex Salmond has won either way
Birmingham City Council confirms 6,000 jobs to go
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:39
A further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years, the authority's leader has said, making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010.
Sir Albert Bore said forecasts suggested there would be just 7,000 full-time staff by 2018.
He said the cuts equated to double the number of workers who lost jobs at the Longbridge car plant in 2005.
He blamed an "unfair distribution" of national government cuts.
Campaigners battle to save pivotal Falklands War ship from scrapheap
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:45
A BRITISH warship that survived being bombed during the Falklands War is at the centre of a battle by campaigners to save it being condemned to the scrapheap.
HMS Plymouth played a pivotal role in the Falklands WarCampaigners are battling to save HMS Plymouth being thrown on the scrapheap[BARCROFT MEDIA]
HMS Plymouth's wardroom witnessed the 1982 surrender of Argentine forces following the conflict, which left some 258 British servicemen dead.
Serial murderer and rapist, 50, given right to die under controversial Belgian euthanasia laws
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:05
Frank Van Den Bleeken, 50, has been behind bars for 30 years
Belgian judges have ruled he can die with the aid of doctors
His lawyer says the killer is 'suffering, and suffering unbearably'
How would Bonnie Prince Wallace the Bruce vote? Chad Hanging for Eye-Witness News, Palm Beach, exposes the farce of the referendum
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:21
With just two days until Scotland votes on independence, let’s cross to Eye-Witness News, Palm Beach, for an international perspective . . .
Good morning, America, how are ya? This is your favourite son, Chad Hanging, with another three hours of news you can use. Our top story today comes from Scotlandland, where people are deciding whether to break away from the United Kingdom. We go live to our chief foreign correspondent, Brit Limey, in Edinburl.
Good morning, Chad. I’m standing here in the Athens of the North . . .
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:44)
FARAGE RE-ELECTED UNOPPOSED AS UKIP LEADER
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:49
Nigel Farage has announced that he is "very pleased" to have been re-elected as leader of the UK Independence Party. His four year term had been due to end on the 5th November, but he will now continue to lead his party into next year’s landmark general election.
The Returning Officer, UKIP General Secretary Roger Bird, confirmed that as only one nomination had been received, Nigel Farage had been re-elected unopposed as UKIP Leader. His new term will begin on 5th November.
Farage is a charismatic personality and an immensely popular leader. At a time when British membership of political parties is at an all time low, Ukip has seen its membership skyrocket, more than doubling in the last three years to reach 38,000 this summer. The party is well on course to overtake the Liberal Democrats in terms of membership numbers by the next election.
Labour To 'Cancel Annual Party Conference' If Scotland Votes 'Yes'
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:30
The Labour Party is preparing to cancel the bulk of its party conference next week in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum, the Huffington Post UK has learned.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, senior Labour sources confirmed that the party high command would cancel all speeches and fringe events, with the exception of the keynote address from Labour leader Ed Miliband next Tuesday, if the Scots vote for independence this coming Thursday.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:34)
Tories build up huge lead over Labour on the economy (but fall behind UKIP on policies over Europe and immigration)
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:08
Ipsos MORI find 45% back Cameron on the economy to just 20% for Miliband
Same poll finds the economy is seen as the most important issue for voters
But Tories fall behind Labour on which party is best for NHS and schools
UKIP is also ahead of the Conservatives on immigration, asylum and Europe
Survey last week put the Tories one point ahead of Labour on 34% support
Separate poll by Lord Ashcroft today puts Tories and Labour level on 33%
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:26)
No Jews: What schoolboys were told by security guard when trying to go into Sports Direct store in Hertfordshire
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:57
Security guard allegedly told boys 'no jews' as they entered Sports Direct
11-year-olds were wearing uniform of Yavneh College in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Guard is sacked by security firm that supplies Sports Direct with staff
Sports Direct describes the guard's behaviour as 'deeply offensive and disrespectful'
STEPHEN GLOVER: Given up caring if the Scots go it alone? Read what it will mean for England if they do.. and weep
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 06:57
When the votes of the Scottish referendum are totted up on Friday morning, there will be many millions of people south of the border eagerly hanging on the results. I don’t expect to go to bed on Thursday night.
Even a ‘No’ vote will lead to considerable changes. New powers will be transferred to Scotland, though they will hardly satisfy hard-line Nationalists, who will be bitter and disgruntled inhabitants of our island.
But if Scotland plumps for independence — equally likely — the changes will be cataclysmic. The lives of English, Welsh and Northern Irish people will be transformed every bit as much as the lives of Scots.
- Leaving the EU would put West farms at risk because they are 'reliant' on immigrants
- Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action
- Outrage as EU blocks democratic challenge to US trade deal
- A lorry load of trouble: Shortage of truck drivers caused by EU rules puts economic recovery at risk… with Christmas deliveries already under threat
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