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Sturgeon said she would continue to fight for Scotland’s voice to be included in Brexit talks, including over a push for a differential immigration system.
“We were first or second in every constituency in the country – a vote for Labour or the liberals in Scotland risks splitting the anti-Tory vote.
Sturgeon insisted that she was not worried about her own personal approval ratings falling.
SNP leader talks of frustration in dealing with PM and says she will not push for independence referendum until EU deal is decidedNicola Sturgeon has said that Theresa May is a “very difficult person to establish rapport with” and someone whose character is such that will she will struggle in Brexit negotiations.
Said she believed May would emerge from this election weakened whatever the actual result, and was probably wishing she had never called it.
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Ruth Davidson on Saturday raised the prospect of her new group of Scottish Tory MPs torpedoing a hard Brexit as Theresa May found herself trapped between her party’s Leave and Remain supporters.
The Scottish Conservative leader flexed her new political muscle in a hung parliament to warn that the Prime Minister’s Brexit blueprint needed to be “reopened” following Mrs May’s shock failure to secure a majority in last week’s General Election.
Speaking at a photo call of her 13 MPs following the Conservatives’ stunning result in Scotland, she confirmed they would take the Tory whip at Westminster but also warned “they will vote entirely as they believe they should.”Pressed if they would oppose a hard Brexit, Ms Davidson said she would put a deal that prioritised the economy and free trade over restricting immigration “at the heart of what I’m after” from Mrs May.
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Brexit talks will begin in ‘next couple of weeks’, Theresa May and Angela Merkel agree
Brexit talks will begin as planned in the “next couple of weeks,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May have agreed.
He said on Twitter: “Brexit negotiations should start when UK is ready; timetable and EU positions are clear.
“We don’t know when Brexit talks start.
Ms May called the snap election supposedly to “strengthen her hand” in the Brexit negotiations in the hope and expectation the Conservatives would increase their majority.
Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator, described the election result as “yet another own goal” for the UK.