Theresa May 'to block Nicola Sturgeon's second independence referendum until after Brexit'

Theresa May is unlikely to allow Nicola Sturgeon to hold a second Scottish independence referendum until after Brexit takes place, it has been reported.

Yesterday’s surprise announcement by the Scottish First Minister of her intention to hold another vote came hours before the House of Commons passed a bill allowing Theresa May to trigger Article 50, the mechanism by which the UK will leave the EU.

Announcing her intention to trigger the poll, Ms Sturgeon said the Westminster Government had “not moved even an inch in pursuit of compromise and agreement” with Holyrood over Brexit and that even a good

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