Scotland to hold new independence vote before Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would demand a new Scottish independence referendum to be held in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union have become clear.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has so far avoided saying whether or not she would grant permission for a vote to be held.
Theresa May is poised to launch the two-year process of taking the country out of the EU. Sturgeon has previously called for Scotland to be allowed to strike its own deal with the EU after Brexit is completed.
Speaking at her official Bute House residence in Edinburgh, Sturgeon said the people of Scotland must be offered a choice between a “hard Brexit” and becoming an independent country.
In the Brexit vote, Scotland voted by 62% to 38% to remain the EU while the UK as a whole voted to leave. Separately, a poll that came out today showed a 52-48 % gap in favour of Scotland remaining in the EU.



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