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Scotish Leader, Sturgeon Seeks New Independence Referendum In 2018

 

The (Glasgow, Scotland) Herald
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a lecture entitled "Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum" at a Sheffield Political Economy Research Unit event at the University of Sheffield's Octagon Centre in Sheffield, northern England, on Nov. 7, 2016.© PAUL ELLIS, AFP/Getty Images Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a lecture entitled “Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum” at a Sheffield Political Economy Research Unit event at the University of Sheffield’s  

GLASGOW, Scotland —  Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she plans to trigger another independence referendum as the United Kingdom marches toward Brexit.

Sturgeon said the vote could be held in autumn 2018 at the earliest. Scotland voted to remain part of the U.K. at a referendum in 2014.

Speaking at Bute House, her official residence in Edinburgh she said: “In my view it is important that Scotland is able to exercise the right to choose our own future at a time when the options are clearer than they are now, but before it is too late to decide our own path.”

Since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union  in June, Sturgeon has repeatedly said a second independence referendum is “highly likely”.

Scots voted 62% to 38% to remain the EU while the U.K. as a whole voted to leave.

Sturgeon said: “The timing of the Brexit negotiations are not within the control of the Scottish government. However, we must plan on the basis of what we do know now and what we know is that on the timetable set out by the Prime Minister, the shape of the Brexit deal will become clear in the autumn of next year ahead of ratification votes by other EU countries.

“That is therefore the earliest point at which a referendum would be appropriate.”         (USA TODAY)

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