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Sturgeon needles England with World Cup jibe

By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter
Nicola Sturgeon has needled England fans by saying they might "stop talking about 1966" if their team wins the World Cup.
With her country not qualifying, the Scottish First Minister also revealed the team she'd be looking out for when the tournament begins in Russia this week.She told Sky News' Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme: "I wish England well in the World Cup, maybe if they win this World Cup we can stop talking about 1966 at long last."I drew Iceland in my office sweepstake so I'll be keeping an eye out on their scores as well."
Sturgeon needles England with World Cup jibe

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Nicola Sturgeon joked that England fans could have something other than 1966 to talk about
Her jibe came after she told Sky News that Scotland must wait to hold a second independence referendum because of Brexit.She said: "I think there will be (a second referendum), I think Scotland will be independent."On the question of timing, I have been saying very clearly that I do not think it is right to consider that decision while things are so unclear around Brexit."I will not give consideration to the timing until we have some Brexit clarity.
"That gives us an opportunity, not to worry about when we might vote but to address people in Scotland who still ask why we should be independent."
Sturgeon needles England with World Cup jibe

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The first minister will be watching Iceland's performance
Ms Sturgeon indicated she would be paying particular attention to the border issue in Ireland, saying that a Northern Ireland inside the customs union presented a problem for Scotland, which could lose out on jobs and investment.She added: "I think it is right for the whole of the UK to stay in the single market and the customs union."We should not accept the meltdown that is coming as the Prime Minister and the government continue to argue a position that is not deliverable."
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On the US president's forthcoming visit, Ms Sturgeon said she did not know what Donald Trump's plans in the UK were, but she would engage in a meeting with him if she could.She said: "I will speak up for those progressive principles, those values of social democracy. The more politicians we hear doing that, the better."
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