Published: Tue, June 27, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Nicola Sturgeon 'to make statement on post-election Scotland'

Nicola Sturgeon 'to make statement on post-election Scotland'

Scots voted against independence by 55 to 45 percent in 2014 but Sturgeon has argued the Brexit vote changed circumstances because Scots voted overwhelmingly against leaving the European Union and they should not be dragged out against their will.

The First Minister added that the decision of when to a second independence referendum will be held will be revisited in autumn 2018, when the terms of the Brexit deal are more clear.

She told the Scottish Parliament that her government "remains committed strongly to the principle of giving Scotland a choice at the end of this (Brexit) process".

"We will not introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately", the Scottish National Party leader told Scotland's parliament in Edinburgh.

SPECULATION is growing Nicola Sturgeon is set to ditch her dreams of another Scottish Independence referendum within two years after announcing a speech for this afternoon.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the first minister should not "double down" on calls for a referendum but accept that the idea was now "dead" in Scotland.

In the meantime, she said ministers would "in good faith redouble our efforts and put our shoulder to the wheel in seeking to influence the Brexit talks in a way that protects Scotland's interests".

Nicola Sturgeon has put her plans for a second Scottish independence referendum on pause, acknowledging that the Scottish people are exhausted of "making political decisions".

"We will do everything we can to influence the United Kingdom in that direction", Ms Sturgeon said.

"[Whether they're] yes and no voters, most people just don't want this question brought back any time soon", Davidson said.

The SNP leader revealed she had "hundreds" of conversations with people who told her they were exhausted of the uncertainty created by Brexit and making big political decisons.

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