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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

In Scotland, independence back on the agenda

In Scotland, winter is setting in – but the political temperature is heating up. Nicola Sturgeon has said that Scotland could vote again on leaving the United Kingdom over Brexit. Speaking as the Scottish government published a draft bill on a second independence referendum on Thursday, the first minister suggested that if Scotland does not remain in the European single market as the UK leaves the European Union then she could re-run the 2014 vote.

“If we find that our interests cannot be properly or fully protected within a UK context then independence must be one of the options open to us and the Scottish people must have the right to consider it,” Sturgeon said.The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader’s warning comes after her opposite number in Westminster, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, said earlier this month that all of the UK would leave the European Union.

To read full story click on this link: DW – Germany