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UK's Celtic nations may demand vote on Brexit terms

  • Leaders and ministers from Celtic nations of UK - Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – assembled at a summit of the British-Irish Council and discussed possibility of each of the devolved parliament’s right to vote on terms of Brexit. The leaders also vowed not to be done over by Westminster as part of Britain’s decision to leave European Union. They made it clear that each Celtic nation wants direct involvement in negotiating UK’s terms of exiting EU. While Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish first minister) described the summit “frank and robust”, Carwyn Jones (first minister of Wales) called for triggering article 50 before next summer.