“We lost in 2014 and there are reasons why we lost. There has been no post mortem inside the Yes movement…and until we do that and until we engage in a major educational exercise with the Scottish population we will lose the second referendum.
“At the moment we are still stuck at around 46 percent, why have we not moved up to around about 60? That is the task that faces the independence movement at the present time and we are nowhere near even at the starting gate.”
Since the historic defeat for the Yes campaign, Brexit has provoked Ms Sturgeon to accelerate her push for independence.
The idea of an independent Scotland joining the EU has divided some, but support for the idea within the bloc appears to have grown since 2016, when Ms Sturgeon’s pitch to the EU was criticised.
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