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Could Brexit, Nationalism Affect Future European Referendums?

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Last June, the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union – a campaign commonly called "Brexit" – was approved by almost 52% of voters.

After a changing of the guard in leadership, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to pull the trigger on the withdrawal process next week, by invoking Article 50 on the EU treaty.

Despite potential economic effects and concerns about nationalism across Europe, why is the U.K. planning to move forward towards an uncertain future?

In Scotland, a first referendum for independence was defeated. Could the bid find another wave of support? The Scottish Parliament votes today on whether to request a second referendum.
Guest: The Right Honourable Henry McLeish, former First Minister of Scotland and visiting professor at St. Mary's University

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.