Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, says Scotland will once again consider an independence referendum when Britain offers certainty over the terms of Brexit.
“Once we get some clarity, which hopefully we will in autumn of this year, about the Brexit outcome and the future relationship between the UK and the EU, then I will consider again the question of the timing of an independence referendum,” she said on Sunday.
Sturgeon also said her pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) will not block another Brexit vote regardless of any final deal over Britain’s divorce from the European Union. However, she said she was worried about what would happen if different parts of the UK voted for different outcomes in the same way they did in 2016.
The first minster said Brexit will cause damage to Scotland’s economy and hinted that independence from the UK would create economic “opportunities.”
“As you know we’ve had a growth…