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‘No deal Brexit most likely outcome’

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the UK faces crashing out of the European Union without a deal if Prime Minister Theresa May continues along her current trajectory.


The UK is preparing to leave the EU by the 29th March 2019 but talks have grind to a halt due to the Irish border issue. In order to prevent a hard border in Ireland, the EU have insisted that there must be a backstop.

Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament today: “I am increasingly concerned, literally with every day that passes, that the prospect of no deal is becoming ever greater. And as things stand just now, and we're in a fluid situation, I think no deal might actually be the most likely outcome, and that is deeply concerning.

“Given that we're two and half years on from the vote, five months away from exit, it is staggering incompetence that a government has allowed the situation to get to this stage.

“I think Brexit is frankly shaping up to the biggest failure of government po…

Scottish high streets continue to suffer amid economic uncertainty

Scottish high street stores continue to close at an alarming rate according to the latest research.

The causes are believed to be, perhaps unsurprisingly, the rise in online shopping, and the rise in home entertainment and leisure.

So far in 2018, while 58 new stores have opened, 107 have closed their doors.

Aberdeen is believed to have suffered the most, when compared to other Scottish towns and cities.

Ayr and Leith were the only areas which saw an improvement.

Research by PwC indicates that there is a shift from high street shopping, to retail parks.  67 closures have occurred on the high street, 40 in shopping centres, but leisure park stores have been spared closure.

High street fashion stores appear to be the worst affected by consumers switching to buying online, according to the research.

Mark Addley from PWC said "Our analysis reveals a retail map which is continuing to change beyond recognition from a generation ago.

"The convenience of online shopping is making it…

Scottish Government demands clarity over Brexit deal

As speculation grows that Theresa May has almost reached a deal with the European Union, the details remain secret up until now.

The Scottish Government are now asking to see the full details of the current proposals so that they can analyse the implications for Scotland.

Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet with her cabinet today.  The devolved assemblies plan to meet later on this afternoon.

The SNP have told Theresa May that details of the deal must now be shared with both the government and the devolved parliaments.

Despite having reached an important deadline, as of last night, the deal had not yet been finalised, but talks are said to be "positive."

The issue of the Irish border is said to be the main issue that's holding back progress.

Several of Theresa May's Cabinet Ministers have now resigned as they've not been happy with the Prime Minister's handling of Brexit.

Jo Johnson resigned during the weekend from his role as Transport Minister.  Johns…