Scotland to Mull New Independence Vote When There's Clarity on Brexit - Sturgeon

Elias Hubbard
May 22, 2018

In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, Ms Sturgeon insisted a second Scottish independence vote was "on the table" but later shelved her plans after accepting there was no widespread support in Scotland for another referendum.

Sturgeon was speaking on ITV television's Peston on Sunday programme.

Mrs Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), had previously floated the prospect of a second independence referendum in the wake of the Brexit vote - with Scotland having voted against leaving the EU.

"I'm not going to say more about that in advance of that moment arising".

It will make recommendations on the monetary policy for an independent Scotland as well as the range of transitional cost and benefits associated with independence.

"Of course, over the next few weeks, we, I guess, we resume the discussion about why independence for Scotland is the opportunity and what are these opportunities", - the politician noted, adding that in the next few days will be published the report of a specially created Commission on the issue.

Her comments come ahead of the publication of a report by the SNP's "growth commission", which will examine how an independent Scottish economy would work.

She said: "All the indicators are that she wants to press ahead and seize the shot at history that eluded her predecessor Alex Salmond".

"It is unlikely Ms Sturgeon's latest efforts will be met with enthusiasm from Scottish voters. The SNP should recognise that, and focus instead on jobs, schools and hospitals".

Speaking at a Policy Exchange conference on the Union in London, Ms Davidson urged supporters of the United Kingdom not to be "complacent", noting that "anywhere between 40 and 45%" of Scots back independence along with a majority of MSPs.

Scottish Labour accused Ms Sturgeon of looking backwards, rather than embracing "real and radical change".

Wealthy investors would be given preferential treatment under a separate Scotland's immigration system using.

Scottish politicians passed a motion in May stating it does not consent to the UK Government's EU Withdrawal Bill, which Brexit-supporter Bernard Jenkin said revolved around a "manufactured row".

"We've set out clearly what that would require and if the Westminster government has the will to reach an agreement then certainly it can be done", she said.

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