Follow latest updates from the morning after Britain’s EU exitAuf Wiedersehen, UK – 27 cultural figures say goodbyeMixed emotions show the UK is not at ease with itself‘It feels quite surreal’: Britons board their last Eurostar as EU citizens 7.32am GMT Nicola Sturgeon, meanwhile, has urged supporters of Scottish independence to stay “focused and united”, while ruling out – for now – holding a consultative referendum that would inevitably be challenged in the courts.Two weeks after the prime minister formally rejected Sturgeon’s request for the legal powers to hold a second referendum, and as a poll put support for independence in the lead – by 51-49 – for the first time since 2015, Sturgeon told an audience of Scottish National party politicians and activists in Edinburgh that she would not “pretend that there are shortcuts or clever wheezes that can magically overcome the obstacles we face”. Related: Sturgeon calls for unity and focus in push for Scottish independence 7.11am GMT Jon Henley has written a good explainer on what has actually changed, why Brexit is far from “done” and what to expect over the coming months.Here is a taste of his piece: Related: Britain has left the EU – but what happens now? Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/feb/01/brexit-britain-wakes-up-to-uncertain-future-after-uk-leaves-eu-live-news-and-updates
Author : Hannah Ellis-Petersen
Publish date : 2020-02-01 07:32:29
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