Scottish Indyref 2 moves closer

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday (1 September) said that plans for a second independence referendum would be published within the coming months.

The First Minister announced she will publish a draft Bill setting out the proposed question, terms and timing and will then use next year’s Scottish parliament elections to obtain a mandate for a plebiscite.

“At next year’s election, we will make the case for Scotland to become an independent country, and seek a clear endorsement of Scotland’s right to choose our own future,” Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

However, that would still put Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party government on a collision course with Boris Johnson’s government in Westminster which opposes a repeat referendum on independence and whose consent is required to hold a poll.

(Benjamin Fox | EURACTIV.com)

 

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