Key take away this week
Parties have been busy this week, with the SNP pushing for a Scottish independence referendum within the next two years and Labour holding a discussion to determine whether a public vote on Brexit should form part of their European election manifesto.
With the EU elections just around the corner, and cross party Brexit discussions still ongoing, we can expect further developments in the coming weeks.
Scottish First Minister calls for more powers for Scottish parliament and vote on independence: Nicola Sturgeon has called for talks with other Scottish parties as to further powers to be devolved to Scotland, has committed to set up a citizens assembly and also to introduce framework legislation for an independence vote within the current parliamentary session on the basis of Brexit. View >
Transition arrangements agreed with Switzerland: The Department for International Trade has published details of arrangements agreed with Switzerland in the event of a no deal Brexit. View >
Joint statement issued following 26th EU Japan summit: View > EU President Donald Tusk >