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Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if the country is taken out of the EU. The first minister told Holyrood that she would introduce legislation soon to set the rules for another vote.But she will not yet ask the UK government for a Section 30 order, which underpinned the last independence referendum in 2014. And she urged her party to grow support and demand for independence. She told MSPS: "A choice between Brexit and a future for Scotland as an independent European nation should be offered in the lifetime of this parliament."
She also argued that the past three years have shown that the Westminster system does not serve Scotland's interests, and described the devolution settlement as "utterly inadequate." The first minister she said hoped legislation for a referendum would be in place by the end of the year.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
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