Watch – SNP announce plans for a second independence referendum
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The SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has told her party’s conference that a bill for a new referendum is due to be published.
The previous referendum ended in defeat for the SNP with 55 per cent of voters opting to remain part of Britain. However, a wave of nationalism spread through the country after the vote, virtually wiping out Labour north of the border in the last general election.
She said: “So, I can confirm today that the Independence Referendum Bill will be published for consultation next week.” The crowd gave her a standing ovation after she made the comment.
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