Tag Archives: secession

SCOTLAND: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Calls For Second Independence Referendum Over “Hard Brexit”

The Guardian reports: Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish people will be given a choice whether to follow the UK into a “hard Brexit” or become an independent country between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. The Scottish first minister said she was firing the starting gun on a second independence referendum because the British government had failed to move “even …

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CALEXIT: California Secessionists Storm Social Media Because Trump, Renew Their Call For Independence

Business Insider reports: “Calexit” is swiftly taking over social media. After Donald Trump won the race to the White House, people across California took to social media Tuesday night to call for “Calexit” — California exit — recalling Brexit, Britain’s push to leave the European Union. As the topic continues to trend on Twitter, Californians in favor of seceding from …

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Tea Party Nation Head Judson Phillips Calls For “Texit”

From Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips: Should Texas hold that vote? Absolutely. Should other states, particularly the red states hold similar votes? Absolutely. Could this mean the end of the United States of America? Yes, it could. Those ideas are shocking to those of us of a certain generation who grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every day …

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TEXAS: Secessionists Ramp Up Calls For “Texit”

Vocativ reports: After residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a “Texit.” The largest group agitating for secession is the Texas Nationalist Movement, which has been promoting its own version of Brexit, called Texit, over the past several weeks. The …

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Texas GOP To Vote On Secession Resolution

From RT.com: The Lone Star State could be on its way to becoming the Lone Star Nation. A vote on Texan independence is set to take place at the Texas Republican Party’s convention after being approved by the Platform Committee of the state party. The Texas Nationalist Movement, a group that advocates for the state’s separation from the US, has …

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TEXAS: Republican Leader Tanya Robertson Calls For Statewide Ballot On Secession From USA

Texas Republican Party committee member Tanya Robertson wants to place a secession vote on the GOP primary ballot. The Houston Chronicle reports: Robertson, State Republican Executive Committee member for Senate District 11, which covers parts of Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties, said she’ll present the resolution at the committee’s December 4 meeting in Austin, and that she already has support …

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Politico: Putin’s Plot For Texas Secession

Fascinating story on Politico. It begins: Nathan Smith, who styles himself the “foreign minister” for the Texas Nationalist Movement, appeared last Spring at a far-right confab in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite roaming around in his cowboy hat, Smith managed to keep a low-key presence at the conference, which was dominated by fascists and neo-Nazis railing against Western decadence. But at …

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SCOTLAND: Another Secession Bid?

Yesterday’s election in Britain may result in another bid for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party (SNP) obliterated its opponents, taking 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats in the Westminster parliament. The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats could muster only one seat each. This marked a spectacular gain from the six seats the SNP won in the …

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CALIFORNIA: Former NOM Staffer Files For State To Secede From United States

JMG reader Ben points out yet another crackpot 2016 ballot measure for California. This one calls for the state to become an independent nation. Sovereign California is challenging the bankrupt and dysfunctional American political system with a new hope for California. Our new hope lies in greater autonomy so we can do what is right for California. For the past …

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It’s Time For Anti-Gay States To Secede And Form New Nation Called “Reagan”

Brian Tashman writes: While speaking yesterday with Janet Mefferd about his book, “The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country…Now,” MacKinnon called for a movement of states, starting with South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, to establish a new country that will adhere to the Religious Right’s political agenda. Texas, MacKinnon explained, was not included in …

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Poll: 53% Of Teabaggers Favor Secession

Via the Los Angeles Times: According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday, 23.9% of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away from the country. About 53% of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose secession, slightly less than the percentage that kept …

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BRITAIN: Cameron Promises Devolved Powers For All Nations In United Kingdom

During his triumphant speech early this morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed that “just as the people of Scotland will have more power over their affairs, so it follows that the people of England, Wales, Northern Ireland must have a bigger say over theirs.” He continued, “The question of English votes for English laws – the so-called West Lothian …

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Today’s Front Pages In Britain

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Open Thread: Scotland Poll Results
UPDATE: BBC Calls It, “The UK Survives”

The polls have closed in Scotland and the votes are being tabulated. Since there was no exit polling, all eyes are on the 32 Scottish councils as they report their results. The first reports are expected at around 9PM Eastern time and we should know if the world has a new independent country about five hours later. The Guardian will …

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Today’s Front Pages In Great Britain

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Scotland Goes To The Polls

Via the BBC: People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters will answer “Yes” or “No” to the referendum question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” With 4,285,323 people – 97% of the electorate – registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest day in Scottish …

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Headline Of The Day

Today might be the last day of the United Kingdom as we’ve known it. CNN reports that last minute polls remain in a dead heat. Politicians are making their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the polls to vote on independence. Opinion polls put the two sides neck-and-neck ahead of Thursday’s …

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Taiwanese Animators On Scotland’s Vote

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54% Of LGBT Scots Favor Secession

According to an online poll conducted by Pink News, 54% of LGBT Scots plan on voting for independence from Great Britain. 2,163 Scottish readers took part in the poll conducted on the Pink News website on Friday and Saturday. 54% said that they intended to vote yes, 44% said that they would be voting no while 2% said that they …

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Yes Scotland Protests The BBC

“Pro-independence Scots rallied outside the BBC’s Glasgow headquarters on Sunday to protest the public broadcaster’s pro-union ‘bias’ and demand the resignation of political editor Nick Robinson.”

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