Catalonia vote: 80% back independence - officials. Majority of Brits would vote to leave the EU, and more back big change - HITC Politics. Last Friday's poll, by YouGov, suggests that 43% of Brits would vote to leave the EU, if there was a referendum, compared to 38% who would vote to remain. 15% said they ‘don’t know’ and 4% said they would not vote.
Excluding these two means that 53% of Brits would vote to leave, whilst 47% would vote to remain in the union. YouGov questioned 1641 GB adults between the 20th and 26th November, for the poll released last Friday. It confirms that Euroscepticism has become a major force in Britain, but if those advocating an exit wish to succeed more will need to be done to convince the 15% who are not sure, likewise so will those wanting to stay in. EU blues: What becomes of the Brits departed? Ahead of yet another expected by election win for British anti-EU party UKIP this week, an expert on union law has described expats as “the eggs that have to be broken” to make the omelettes of British politicians who feel uncomfortable living next to Romanians.
Following its success in May’s European elections, in which it topped the polls, and a number of by-elections, nobody can deny that Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party is now a mainstream party with the potential to radically change the British political spectrum. 'Storm is coming!' Hundreds demand independence at Scottish Parliament (VIDEO) — RT UK. Independence Day sequel set for 2016. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Catalonia vote: 80% back independence - officials. Catalans vote in symbolic referendum on independence in defiance of Madrid. Polling stations have opened across the north-eastern region of Catalonia for a symbolic vote in defiance of the central government in Madrid and Spain’s constitutional court.
Outside the Jaume I primary school, tucked behind Barcelona’s main railway station, the queues began at 7.30am on Sunday morning. The line had grown to some 100 people by 9am, who applauded as the polling station – one of 1,200 across Catalonia – was officially opened and they were ushered in. “It was really moving,” said volunteer Enrique Sola Campillo of the first few moments of the day. “So many have been waiting for this.” The atmosphere on the streets of Barcelona was festive, as young and old made their way to polling stations across the city, some with Catalan flags wrapped around them. Sunday’s vote follows months of tense legal wrangling between Madrid and Barcelona, casting constant doubt on whether or not the vote would actually take place. Many of those voting on Sunday morning agreed with Rajoy.
Scottish independence: referendum results - live. Britain may turn into Europe’s most politically unpredictable country. For the past five years, Britain has been a haven of political and economic stability amid the turbulence in Europe.
No longer. In the years ahead, Britain will likely be Europe’s most politically unpredictable country. This risk, first brought to the world’s attention by the Scottish independence referendum in September, has been confirmed by the defeat suffered by Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party in a special election on Thursday.
Yet the loss of Britain’s safe-haven status is not yet factored into asset prices — especially sterling. The pound is still near its strongest since 2008 despite the country’s current-account and budget deficits, the biggest in Europe relative to gross domestic product. Although Britain faces an unpredictable general election on May 7, most investors and businesses are still behaving as if political uncertainty would have limited impact on economic conditions. All these scenarios can, of course, be qualified with numerous ifs and buts. Herald and Times Group to pilot Scottish independence newspaper National. A new daily newspaper supporting independence in Scotland is to be launched by the publishers of the Herald and Times.
It was reported on Friday that the Herald and Times Group is to pilot the publication entitled the National. In a letter to retailers published by The Guardian, Malcolm MacDonald, head of circulation at the Herald and Times group, said the new launch is "a direct result of the circulation success of the Sunday Herald during and after the Scottish Independence referendum". It is understood the 32-page newspaper will run five days a week and cost 50p. Nobody from the Herald and Times Group was available for comment when contacted by STV News. Second Scottish independence referendum if UK exits EU vows new SNP leader — RT UK. 66% back new referendum.
TWO-THIRDS of Scots want another independence referendum within the next decade and more than half think one should be held within five years, a poll has revealed.
Little more than a month after the most significant vote in Scotland’s history, a majority of the public say they are prepared to repeat the process within the foreseeable future. According to the poll commissioned by STV, 66 per cent said they backed another referendum within the next ten years, regardless of the circumstances. • Subscribe to our daily newsletter (requires registration) and get the latest news, sport and business headlines delivered to your inbox every morning • You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google +