SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon Announces Plan For Second Scottish Independence Referedum

Nicola Sturgeon has fired the starting gun on a second Scottish independence referendum, announcing a consultation on the issue would be published next week.

The Scottish First Minister said her country had the right to seek a better future if remaining in the UK would expose it to instability. 

Speaking at the SNP party conference in Glasgow, Sturgeon said she was “determined” to give Scots a vote before the UK leaves the European Union – expected to be by April 2019

“I am determined that Scotland will have the ability to reconsider the question of independence and to do so before the UK leaves the EU – if that is necessary to protect our country’s interests,” she told delegates on Thursday. 

“So, I can confirm today that the Independence Referendum Bill will be published for consultation next week.”

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