Scots plan to derail Brexit bid
Scotland’s Parliament could attempt to block Britain from leaving the European Union, Scotand’s leader said yesterday, as the turmoil following the historic referendum spread and the leader of the opposition Labour Party faced an open revolt in his party. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, determined to keep Scotland inside the EU, told the BBC that she would consider advising the Scottish Parliament not to give “legislative consent” to a British exit, or Brexit. Voters in Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU in Thursday's referendum, but the role of Scotland's Parliament in a final decision has not been made clear. Meanwhile, nine members in the shadow cabinet resigned yesterday after leader Jeremy Corbyn fired shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn overnight. The dissidents want Corbyn, who represents the far-left wing of the party, out of the picture before the next general election, which may happen sooner than expected because of the Brexit turmoil.
DETERMINED: Nicola Sturgeon