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No-deal Brexit will break up UK, warns Van Rompuy | The Guardian |

Crashing out of the EU without a deal would risk the break-up of the United Kingdom, the former president of the European council has warned.

Herman Van Rompuy, the former Belgian prime minister who was council president until 2014, told the Observer that he believed the threat of a no-deal Brexit was a new "operation fear" tactic being used by the government. But he said it would not work with the EU and warned that such an outcome would end up creating new pressures over Scottish independence.

"The no-deal issue is not just a problem for the UK or Brussels," he said. "It is also an existential threat to the UK itself. One can imagine that a no deal will have a big impact and cause concern in some of the regions. Speaking of regions such as Scotland, it could have consequences for them and others."

No-deal Brexit 'would not threaten UK' - Lidington | BBC News- Aug. 23, 2018 |
SNP holds first national assembly to debate Scottish independence blueprint | The Scotsman - Aug. 25, 2018 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 25th, 2018 at 06:39:28 PM EST
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