YOUR BREXIT SCARES ROUND-UP

Still looking for ‘Brexit disaster’ stories as the feared economic meltdown has failed to materialise? Fret no more. These gems from the Herald will lift your spirits:

‘POISONOUS BREXIT RHETORIC THREAT TO FESTIVAL

The “poisonous” rhetoric of Brexit talks could seriously damage the world’s biggest arts festival, its artistic director Fergus Linehan has warned.

He says Britain’s European divorce has presented serious challenges for the Edinburgh Festival including a danger that more venomous debate could repel countries from helping to bring their artists to the festival.

Foreign governments many of whom encourage, or provide financial support to take their homegrown productions to the festival, could, he feared, be deterred if the public debate becomes even more rancorous.

SCOTLAND COULD BECOME ‘DIRTY MAN’ OF EUROPE

Scotland and the UK risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” again with polluted air, sewage-filled beaches and flimsy conservation laws when it leaves the European Union, experts have warned.

BREXIT TO CAUSE NHS STAFFING CRISIS

Major question marks hang over the health service’s exposure to a split with the EU after it emerged there are no accurate figures on how many European doctors and nurses are currently employed by the NHS in Scotland.

The Royal College of Nursing Scotland warned that while there are “various estimates” for how many EU nationals work in the health and care sector in Scotland “none are reliable”.

BMA Scotland – the trade union for doctors – has called on Scottish Government to pin down EU employment figures “as a matter of urgency” to avoid a staffing crisis.

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