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Nicola Sturgeon to ask for second independence referendum

13th Mar 17 3:03 pm

Will it go ahead?

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Sturgeon has said she would like to hold a vote between the Autumn of 2018 and the Spring of 2019.

She spoke of how this particular move is needed to protect Scottish interests due to the UK voting to leave the European Union.

Sturgeon stated that she will ask Scottish Parliament to request a Section 30 order from Westminster.

The order is needed so that a new referendum of independence can be held.

Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Business communities all across the UK will be thinking, first and foremost, about the additional uncertainty that a second independence referendum would generate.

“Across Scotland – and throughout the UK – businesses want certainty, stability and confidence from governments. Firms understandably fear that another drawn-out constitutional debate would divert both Holyrood and Westminster away from delivering the best possible environment for business and growth.”

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