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BREAKING NEWS: Nicola Sturgeon to call second Scottish independence referendum

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has confirmed that she will seek legislation for a second referendum on Scottish independence next week.

At a press conference on Monday morning, Mrs Sturgeon said that the referendum will be held in either Autumn 2018 or Spring 2019.

Mrs Sturgeon will face challenges, however, as both the House of Commons and House of Lords have to approve the referendum.

Analysis by Charlie Proctor, Royal Central’s Editor-in-Chief

Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement comes as no surprise. We are living in the world of neverendum after all!

It was never a matter of if, but when a 2nd Scottish Independence referendum would be announced.

The last referendum was held in Autumn 2014 – a once in a generation vote.

However, following Brexit, the SNP say the political atmosphere has changed since four years ago with greater uncertainty.

The most nervous person currently is former Prime Minister David Cameron.

Will he be man to take both the UK out of Europe and Scotland out of the UK?

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that the Labour Party will not block another referendum from taking place.

The referendum will be held because of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy – something the Scottish National Party are not happy with.

Scotland as a whole voted to remain a member of the European Union in last year’s referendum. Mrs Sturgeon says that she wants the Scottish people to have a choice between ‘hard Brexit’ and independence.

Nicola Sturgeon says there is feeling in the European Union that Scotland would be “accepted and respected” if it was to become a sovereign state.

The Queen would still be Head of State in an independent Scotland, although there is still uncertainty on other aspects.

A Downing Street spokesperson has said: “Only a little over two years ago, people in Scotland voted to decisively to remain part of our United Kingdom in a referendum that the Scotish Government defined as a ‘once in a generation’ vote. The evidence clearly shows that a majority of people in Scotland do not want a second independence referendum.”

“Another Scottish independence referendum would be divisive & cause huge economic uncertainty at worst possible time.”
Number 10 spokesperson

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  • nmfd72

    Stop the foolishness, a majority of Scotts want to remain in the U.K., enough already.

    • Elisabeth Waldburg

      I am sorry sir but your statement is completely false, only the English and Welsh intruders in Scotland want to remain in this false UK, which was imposed to Scotland by force.

  • vegastearoom

    An independent Scotland as a member of the EU and NATO is just the wake-up call the future not-United Kingdom needs. Love First Minister Sturgeon.

  • UF

    The woman is a fool. Did she miss the last one where she and her party got their blanks handed to them? This is not about Scotland. This is about Sturgeon’s political career. Scotland separated from the United Kingdom is insane.

  • Karis Muller

    Good luck Scotland- reverse the 300 years ago annexation.

  • Elisabeth Waldburg

    Scots are the eternal losers within the UK, they should vote for independence, following their own history. The House of Stuart was the last Scottish dynasty, which ruled in England and Ireland as well. Since the tragic “Glorious revolution” and the creation of the UK 300 years ago, Scotland has been a mere province from England, The ties with the EU are very strong, and they have to tell London, that’s it, no more English intruders in Scotland,. Scotland can continue with H.M. the Queen like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and others, or chose a more direct descendent of the House of Stuart [H.R.H Princess Sophia Elisabeth of Bavaria]`or simply become a republic, I am sure that at least, in any of these possibilities is a win- win situation for Scotland. I am proud to have 50% of old Scottish blood (Clan Douglas).


    excuse me mrs elisabeth thats whats going on in scotland all you non royals think you have some royal lenage in scotland i am the queens nephew and you all obiously don’t have acess to our royal lenage or know anything of the sort because other wise would change your tone we are royal decendants of king james and before him 1600 and before you are not an expert in geniolagy other wise you all willl not make such comment,,,,,,,, . prince Rogerand by the way i am a great great great grandson of Queen Victioria and before her…………..

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