Scotland issues formal request for 2nd independence referendum
- A letter informing Prime Minister Theresa May of the Scottish government's official request to hold a second independence referendum has been delivered to Downing Street.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signed the Section 30 letter requesting transfer of powers to Holyrood on Friday morning.
"As you are aware, the Scottish Parliament has now determined by a clear majority that there should be an independence referendum," Sturgeon wrote.
"The purpose of such a referendum is to give people in Scotland the choice of following the UK out of the EU and single market on the terms you negotiate, or becoming an independent country, able to chart our own course and build a genuine partnership of equals with the other nations of the UK.(Excerpt) Read more at: rt.com ...
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