News in 5 Minutes: Junker calls for military HQ, Sturgeon warns of “lost decade” of Brexit, and yolo in the Oxford Dictionary


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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (14 September) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes Jean-Claude Juncker’s calls for a European military HQ, First Minster’s Warnings of a decade of Brexit pain, and the latest slang to enter the Oxford dictionary.

News: Junker calls for EU military headquarters

President of the EU Commission says EU will survive without UK

President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Junker has said that the EU requires a military HQ in order to centralise European military activities and preserve resources during joint EU military missions. The comments were made during Junker’s annual speech addressing the state of the 28 member block.

Politics: Nicola Sturgeon warns of “lost decade” of Brexit

First minister warns of economic turmoil

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of a potential “lost decade” of economic growth in the aftermath of the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU in June. Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament’s European & External Relations Committee, that the “uncertainty and turmoil of Brexit” could “dominate” for years.

Sport: Barcelona 7 – Celtic 0

A rollercoaster ride for Celtic fans in recent days

There was a nasty comedown for Cetlic fans last night, as they were thrashed by Barcelona 7-0. Fans were on a high after their 5-1 victory over rivals Rangers.

Culture: Independence cartoon gallery to mark referendum Second anniversary

Greg Moodie among contributors to Yes movement celebration

Glasgow’s Leiper Fine Art gallery will play host to a range of pro-independence cartoons and other artworks on Sunday 18 September. The art show will be part of a range of events taking place across the UK to celebrate the second anniversary of the independence referendum.

Weather: Humidity to give way to rain over the next couple of days

Let’s hope the rain has passed for the referendum anniversary weekend

The present humidity is set to give way to a band of rain that will hit Scotland’s west coast by late afternoon tomorrow. The wet weather should have subsided again by the weekend.

And another thing: Moobs and Yolo enter polite parlance

Westminster bubble also set to appear

Moobs, Yolo and Westminster Bubble are all set to enter the Oxford English Dictionary. In theory that means these words are now fully available all wordsmiths, including students and, eh, journalists.

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