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Nicola Sturgeon seeks Second Referendum on Scottish Independence

  • The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has accused United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May of thwarting desire of Scotland to strike a special deal with the European Union. She has also announced her plans of staging second Scottish independence referendum within two years (coinciding with the time when UK is expected to conclude Brexit negotiations).  Sturgeon has confirmed that she would ask for permission from Scottish parliament next Tuesday for holding the referendum vote between 2018’s autumn and 2019’s spring. However, UK PM Theresa May has insisted that most Scottish people don’t want another referendum vote.