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Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Btruth: 3:13pm On Jun 26, 2016
The Scottish Government has said it will consider a second referendum seeking independence from the United Kingdom, if the UK eventually leaves the European Union.
Similarly, there are independence agitations in London, as thousands of people petitioned the city’s mayor, Sadik Khan, urging him to declare London independent. About 200,000 had signed the petition set up by one James O’Malley, as of 3pm on Saturday, on change.org.
O’Malley said via an email correspondence that London would suffer if not in the EU.
“London is a world city and anything that makes it harder to travel, communicate and trade with people elsewhere is going to hurt our city. The economic arguments advanced by the Leave campaign were essentially nonsense. Scotland wants independence again and there are calls in Northern Ireland to reunite with Eire,” he said.
When asked if Khan had the authority to declare London independent, the Briton said, “Not officially! But I hope that the petition will provoke a conversation about devolving more powers to London. Scotland has its own government and can make its own laws – why can’t London? But the people who lose out are not losing because of immigrants or because we’re in Europe, but because of political choices made by British politicians. It is going to be very disappointing when they realise they were sold a lie.”
This is coming on the heels of a petition on the UK parliament website calling for a second EU referendum, which has gathered almost two million signatures in about 24 hours.
The avalanche of signatures led to a crash of the website.
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On Thursday, 51.9 per cent of votes were cast to leave the EU as against 48.1 per cent who voted to remain.
The petition, set up by one William Healey, said, “We the undersigned call upon Her Majesty’s government to implement a rule that if the Remain or Leave vote is less than 60 per cent based on a turnout less than 75 per cent, there should be another referendum.”
At the time of filing this report, 1,681,930 people had signed the petition. The UK parliament is expected to consider the petition for a debate, while the UK government will also likely respond to the petition.
Meanwhile, the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she was meeting with members of her cabinet to decide on the possibility of conducting a second referendum on whether to remain in the UK or not, according to the Scottish government’s official website.
She said, “Let me address the issue of a second independence referendum. The manifesto that the Scottish National Party was elected on last month said this: ‘The Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold another referendum. If there is a significant and material change in the circumstances that prevailed in 2014, such as Scotland being taken out the EU against our will.’
“Scotland does now face that prospect — it is a significant and material change in circumstances — and it is therefore a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table. And it is on the table.”

https://www.today.ng/news/world/143349/brexit-scotland-london-independence
Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by misreal(m): 3:15pm On Jun 26, 2016
A cup of garrium is #50,abeg how will this reduce the price of it thereof.. grin grin grin grin
Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Dezolo(f): 3:18pm On Jun 26, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen.. The fate of Rome is at Great Britain's doorstep.
Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Trut(m): 3:26pm On Jun 26, 2016
Nice decision. #BiafraExit is on the way.

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Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Caseless: 3:38pm On Jun 26, 2016
the mighty falling...
Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Caseless: 3:39pm On Jun 26, 2016
Trut:
Nice decision. #BiafraExit is on the way.
dem de call animals with horns , snail de raise hand.

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Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by harizonal123(m): 4:07pm On Jun 26, 2016
I see more trouble coming.. UK don enter one chance! Them better cancel the britex referandum, if not EU & the UK is finished . Just a matter of time

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Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Nobody: 4:17pm On Jun 26, 2016
I heard Germany and France want to leave too.
Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by Nobody: 4:41pm On Jun 26, 2016
The spirit of Biafrrra called Agbara is taking on them. Before we know it, London will be its own country and as well as Texas. They would be so disorganized that Biafrraa will be left to go.

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Re: Brexit: Scotland, London Want Independence From UK by jneutron4000: 5:37pm On Jun 26, 2016
London bridge is falling down
falling down (2x)
London bridge is falling down my dear people grin grin grin grin grin

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