London “Keep the lights on for Scotland because we’ll be back soon.” Forced to leave the European Union against his will, Scotland did not resign and promised that he would do everything to return as soon as possible. On the night of 31 December, when the transition period in the UK also ended and officially began after Brexit, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted and delivered a message of hope, contrary to the Johnson government line. Furthermore, what Sturgeon said reflects the will of his constituents, who in 2016 voted to remain in Europe with a 62 percent majority.
The message was accompanied by an image of two words, Scotland and Europe, crossing between them, also speculated on the European Commission building in Brussels. And it is also a clear signal for the British government, which in the very near future will have to expect another request for a referendum for the independence of Scotland, because only in this way can the Scots expect to return to Europe via the Front Are the door.
Scotland’s constitutional affairs minister, Mike Russell, said “independence was the only option, referring to the separate agreements reached by Northern Ireland and Gibraltar that enabled them to avoid a harsh border with the Republic of Ireland”. Ireland and Spain.
And while Scotland promises to give the British government a hard time, the executive is keeping some of the promises made for Brexit. One of these is the elimination of taxes on women’s health products, known as the “tampon tax”. To achieve this, feminist movements fought unsuccessfully for twenty years, but it was enough for Britain to leave Europe and her dream became a reality.
Treasury Minister Sage Craze promised to roll back the change in March, when he described the latest financial maneuver, but the tax could only be abolished now that the country is no longer subject to EU laws. According to the latter, in fact, those who are part of the Union of States cannot reduce the tax on these products to less than 5% because they are considered luxury and non-essential goods. Ireland is the only state that enforces this rule because the nullity of the tax was in force before dealing with European law.
From now on, however, the United Kingdom will also be able to follow this path and the decision was enthusiastically welcomed by women’s organizations. “We have been struggling for a long time to achieve this – said Felicia Willow, president of the Favet Society yesterday – but in the end this sexist tax can be assigned to history”. “Health products are essential goods, so they should not be subject to any taxation – Minister Craze affirmed – we have already repealed taxes on health products used in schools, colleges and hospitals, and this decision. Together we have taken another step towards making them. ” Accessories available and accessible to all women ”. First, small win, for Brexit fans.
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