Scottish first minister to formally request referendum

Published on 31 Mar 2017, 8:06
Scotland’s first minister has written a letter to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, requesting a second independence referendum.
In the letter to be delivered to Downing Street on Friday, Nicola Sturgeon will make a formal request from the Prime Minister to start making arrangements for the referendum. The full text of the letter will be made public on Friday. Sturgeon has argued that Scotland should have the choice on what path to follow after London triggered the official process of withdrawing from the European Union. On Tuesday, Scottish lawmakers voted in favor of pursuing a second independence referendum.

David Lindorff
Investigative Journalist

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