Published: Thu, March 16, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Scotland to make request for new independence referendum: Sturgeon

Scotland to make request for new independence referendum: Sturgeon

Addressing journalists at Bute House, Ms Sturgeon said she has no choice but to support another independence vote after a first referendum was defeated in 2014.

The British PM says it's a deeply regrettable move, and a show of tunnel vision.

"This is at a time when the Scottish people, the majority of the Scottish people, do not want a second independence referendum. Politics is not a game".

She said she would ask the Scottish Parliament next week for permission to request a Section 30 order from Westminster.

May didn't comment on whether parliament will stand in the way of another referendum. She further pointed out that only 32 per cent of Scotland voted in favour of Brexit, whereas, 68 per cent wanted to remain within the European Union.

"The Scottish government has a cast-iron democratic mandate for an independence referendum, and the vote must take place within a timeframe to allow an informed choice to be made - when the terms of Brexit are clear but before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union or shortly afterwards", Ms Sturgeon said.

Sturgeon spoke as Britain's Parliament was on the verge of approving a Brexit bill that would allow Britain to start the formal withdrawal from the European Union in the next few days.

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But we will also take the steps necessary now to make sure that Scotland will have a choice at the end of this process.

Mr Neil, who Nicola Sturgeon did not reappoint to be cabinet after the last Scottish election, even suggested an independent Scotland would not need to join the EU.

Hartley-Brewer bashed Ms Forbes for dining at the Conservative Party before the MSP admitted her party had looked into different options while devising a compromise deal.

A supporter of Scottish independence rides through the town of Kilmarnock in September 2014.

Asked if she believed she could win a second independence vote, Sturgeon replied: "Yes I do".

Sturgeon said she would continue to seek a compromise with the United Kingdom government, but added: "I will take the steps necessary now to make sure that Scotland will have a choice at the end of this process".

The P&J launched the snap poll just hours after Ms Sturgeon announced her government was already drafting the legislation required for a referendum, which she confirmed could happen within two years.

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