Monday, March 13, 2017

Scotland Plans to Request Second Independence

By Alasdair Sandford

Scotland’s First Minister has confirmed plans are in place to seek a second referendum on independence from the UK.

Nicola Sturgeon says she will seek Westminster’s approval for the vote next week.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader has called for Scotland to be allowed to strike its own deal with the European Union for a post-Brexit future, but says her efforts have hit a “brick wall” in London.

Her call has been condemned by other political parties and by the UK prime minister.

Scottish Nationalists argue that circumstances have changed since September 2014, when Scotland rejected independence in a referendum.

Scotland voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the European Union during the June 2016 Brexit referendum. 

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Source: euronews

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