EDINBURGH – Scotland ought to maintain an independence referendum earlier than the present Scottish parliamentary time period ends in Might 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon mentioned on Wednesday.
“A alternative between Brexit and a future for Scotland as an impartial European nation must be provided within the lifetime of this parliament,” Sturgeon advised Holyrood, Scotland’s devolved parliament.
She mentioned she would put together laws earlier than the top of 2019 for this to occur.
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Scotland, a part of the UK for greater than 300 years, rejected independence by 10 proportion factors in a 2014 referendum.
— Reporting by Elisabeth O’Leary; modifying by Man Faulconbridge