Scotland threatens London with 2nd independence vote

Scotland has threatened London with a second referendum on independence if Edinburgh’s demands for more powers are ignored by the UK’s new Conservative administration.

An unidentified source close to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Sunday Herald that she raised the issue in a Friday meeting with British Prime minister David Cameron.

Sturgeon stressed that Cameron would be personally responsible for another referendum if London fails to transfer further powers to Edinburgh, according to the source.

“Cameron was told the ball is firmly in his court, so how things develop in Scotland over the next couple of years or so is now mainly up to him,” the source said.

The Scottish first minister further warned that the Tories can “work to deliver more powers, or they can go on pretending it is business as usual and watch as support for independence grows,” according to the source.

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