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Conservatives On Track to Gain Eight Seats in Scotland

The Conservative Party is on track to win as many as eight Scottish seats in the general election as the party opens up a ten-point lead over its Labour rivals north of the border. A poll of 1,001 Scottish adults

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Scottish Lawmakers Debate New Independence Referendum

Scottish lawmakers on Tuesday begin a two-day debate on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for an independence referendum — a major headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to launch Brexit.

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Theresa May Rejects Second Scottish Referendum Before Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a “democratic outrage” by Scotland’s nationalist leader.

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Poll: Scots Back Remaining In UK Despite Brexit Vote

(REUTERS) – Most Scots still back remaining in the United Kingdom despite Britons voting to leave the European Union, a move which was opposed by the majority in Scotland, according to an opinion poll published on Saturday.

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Majority of Scots Don’t Want A Second Independence Referendum

The majority of Scottish voters do not want to see a second referendum on Scottish Independence, latest polling has revealed. The result suggests that Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is out of step with the people of Scotland, as she

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Scots Closely Split On New Independence Referendum

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland will vote to remain in the European Union in a June 23 referendum, but support for a new independence vote is weak even if the country is pushed out of the EU by the vote in

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Brexit Could Trigger Scottish Independence in Two Years: Salmond

AFP – If Britain votes to leave the European Union in a referendum next month it could trigger a second ballot on Scottish independence within two years, senior Scottish separatist Alex Salmond told AFP. Salmond, 61, who led the Scottish

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Scots Would NOT Demand Independence After Brexit, Polls Show

Recent polling suggests that a vote for Brexit in June’s European Union (EU) referendum would only ‘”slightly” increase support for Scottish independence, complicating any decision by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to call another referendum. According to the SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon

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Scottish Nationalists Plan New Independence Vote

London (AFP) – Scottish nationalists will propose holding a new referendum on independence from the rest of Britain, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday. Sturgeon said her pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) would set out a timescale for

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AP: Salmond says another Scottish independence vote ‘inevitable’

LONDON (AP) — The former first minister of Scotland says a second referendum on Scottish independence is “inevitable.” Legislator Alex Salmond told BBC Sunday that the British government has not followed through on post-referendum promises to give Scotland more powers.

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Not Happy: Nicola Sturgeon Dismisses English Votes For English Laws Plan

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed plans to implement a system of English votes for English laws (Evel) at Westminster as “unacceptable”. According to the Independent, the SNP leader has written to the Scottish Secretary to demand that Westminster fully