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Second Scottish independence referendum if UK exits EU vows new SNP leader

Scotland could demand a second independence referendum if the UK votes to exit the EU, if Scotland is not given more autonomous powers, or suffers because of the Westminster’s austerity policies, the Scottish National Party’s new leader has said.

Nicola Sturgeon, who succeeded Alex Salmond as SNP leader, announced on Friday that a second independence referendum is at the top of her political agenda.

Sturgeon said it would be “democratically indefensible” not to give Scotland another referendum, if the UK were to hold a referendum on whether to leave the EU in 2017.

She said her top priorities would be campaigning for separation and winning next year’s general election in Scotland. Continue reading Second Scottish independence referendum if UK exits EU vows new SNP leader