The British delegation had hoped to begin talks on a trade deal in parallel with discussing the divorce terms. They were warned this would not be possible, but somehow were deluded enough to think that the EU would relent. Already the French and German leaders have said no. Divorce talks first, then talks on a trade deal. This looks to be the position the Council of Ministers (Donald Tusk) will take too. Not very good for Britain as Brexit reality comes home.
Not sure that Nicola Sturgeon is going to be convinced.
Go many people looking happy and wonderful, great speeches, and thanks to the organisers and to the police.
Weather looks good for a peaceful march with respect for the victims of Wednesday’s awful attack and a spirit of togetherness and friendship.
Her moment of triumph. Then Brexit becomes harsh reality.
England has got itself into this unholy mess, is it right that Scotland has to go with it?
Why shouldn’t Scotland have a 2nd independence referendum on whether it wants to be dragged out of the EU by England?
The Scots have a good case for a 2nd independence referendum, but the Prime Minister says no.
Can the devolved assemblies really trust the Prime Minister to act in their best interests?
Once the Queen gives the Royal nod, the Prime Minister cam go ahead and trigger the national disaster.
But why is she now holding back? Why no triumphant announcement? Are there some technical issues? Scotland? Legal implications?