Nicola Sturgeon's speech in full: SNP leader calls for second Scottish independence referendum

The Scottish Government will hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party made the announcement as MPs in Westminster prepared to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations.

Under the legislation used to call a referendum, Ms Sturgeon could see her party’s call vetoed by Theresa May.

But Scotland voted by 62 per cent to

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