Scottish leader vows 2nd independence poll in case of hard Brexit

Scotland’s top official has threatened to hold another referendum for independence from the UK in case of a hard Brexit, in defiance of the British prime minister’s vow to block a second independence poll.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon insisted in a keynote speech at the annual conference of Scottish National Party (SNP) in Glasgow on Saturday that a hard Brexit would amount to the British government’s breach of its promises during the last Scottish referendum and that such departure from the EU would lead to a second independence vote, The Guardian reported.

“If the Tory government rejects these efforts, if it insists on taking Scotland down a path that hurts our economy, costs jobs, lowers our living standards and damages our reputation as an open, welcoming, diverse country, then be in no doubt Scotland must have the ability to choose a better future,” Sturgeon said. “And I will make sure that Scotland gets that chance….

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