Scots plan to de­rail Brexit bid

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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

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