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Factbox: UK government ensnared in court battles over suspending parliament

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for more than a month before Brexit was ruled unlawful by Scotland's highest court of appeal on Wednesday, one of three legal challenges facing the..
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UK PM Johnson has absolute respect for judiciary: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has absolute respect for the independence of the judiciary, his spokesman said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled that his move to suspend..
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UK parliament is suspended pending Supreme Court ruling: government official

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes parliament remains suspended pending a ruling by the Supreme Court, a government official said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled..
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Scottish court says UK PM Johnson's suspension of parliament is unlawful

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend the British parliament this week for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled, Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday in an embarrassing setback..
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Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, deepening the uncertainty over Britain's departure from the..
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Blow for UK PM Johnson as Scottish court rules suspension of parliament is unlawful

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled.
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British PM Johnson visits Scotland as electioneering begins early

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to Scotland on Friday, announcing an increase in funding for farming as he continues to promote higher public spending ahead of an expected election.
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Scottish court rules in PM Johnson's favor in parliament suspension case

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament later this month until shortly before Britain leaves the European Union is lawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, saying the matter..
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Scottish court to hear bid to allow appeal case seeking to stop suspension of UK parliament

A group of lawmakers will seek permission from a Scottish court on Monday to appeal against its decision to refuse a bid to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament, a court..
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UK government pleased with initial Scottish court Brexit ruling: spokeswoman

The British government said it was pleased that a Scottish court had decided not to grant an interim injunction against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament next month.
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Scottish court rejects interim block on parliament suspension but to hear arguments

A Scottish court on Friday rejected a request to place an interim block on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's order to suspend parliament but said it would hear full arguments next week, a lawmaker who..
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Scottish court hearing on legality of parliament suspension due on Thursday

A hearing will take place in a Scottish court on Thursday over a bid to determine the legality of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament ahead of a possible no-deal..
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Resigning Scottish Conservative leader calls for respect to heal Brexit UK

The unity of the United Kingdom depends on mutual respect that has been lacking in political debate over Brexit, resigning Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said on Thursday.
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Scottish Conservative leader Davidson quits, citing Brexit and family

Ruth Davidson quit as leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland on Thursday, saying she could no longer juggle the demands of being a politician with family life and suggesting she would no longer..
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UK Conservatives' Scotland leader Davidson set to quit: media reports

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, is set to quit due to political disagreements with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the pressures of being a new mother, British media..
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Scottish university to pay 20 million pounds in slavery reparations

Scotland's University of Glasgow said on Friday it would spend 20 million pounds ($24.4 million) to make amends for the historic financial support it received from people who profited from the slave..
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We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition..
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Scottish court to hear no-deal Brexit suspension case next month

A legal bid to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspending parliament to stop lawmakers blocking a no-deal Brexit will be heard at a Scottish court next month.
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UK's opposition Labour Party open to a Scottish independence referendum: McDonnell

Britain's opposition Labour Party should allow Scotland to hold another independence referendum if the Scottish parliament votes for one, the second most powerful man in the party said.
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Scots favor independence from United Kingdom, Ashcroft poll shows

Scottish voters would back independence and they want another referendum in the next two years, a poll published on Monday showed, indicating that the United Kingdom could be wrenched apart shortly..
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Scotland would vote for independence: Ashcroft poll shows

Scottish voters would vote for independence from the United Kingdom, according to a poll by Michael Ashcroft, the first major published survey to show a lead for independence since March 2017.
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Scotland's Sturgeon thinks UK PM Johnson is pursuing a no-deal Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
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UK PM Johnson booed by some people as he meets Scotland's Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
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UK PM Johnson heads to Scotland as local leader attacks no-deal Brexit

Britain's Boris Johnson will make his first visit to Scotland as prime minister on Monday, his office said, as his Conservative Party's leader there said she would refuse to support a no-deal Brexit.
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Scotland's leader tells UK PM Johnson: we want an independence referendum

Scotland's nationalist leader warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that she would continue preparations for an independence referendum because his Brexit plans would hurt the Scottish economy.
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British PM May urges successor to strengthen the union of nations

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her successor on Thursday to strengthen the bonds between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in a veiled criticism of those in her party who are widely..
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UK risks Scotland split, more austerity after a no-deal Brexit: Hammond

British finance minister Philip Hammond warned contenders in the race to become prime minister that a no-deal Brexit could pull the United Kingdom apart and would deprive Britain's next leader of the..
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Scots leader chides 'immature' UK government over Brussels trip

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government of lacking "maturity" by withholding diplomatic support for her trip to visit EU officials in Brussels, and suggested it was part..
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UK PM candidate Leadsom against second Scottish referendum, but 'never say never'

Andrea Leadsom, a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday she would fight against Scotland holding a second independence referendum, but that she could "never say never" to..
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