Scotland to hold 2nd independence referendum

Scotland's second independence referendum will be held after agreements on Britain leaving the EU are reached, said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party's conference on Saturday.

Sturgeon expects to get authorisation from the Scottish parliament next week to seek the terms for a new secession vote, aiming for a date once the terms for Brexit are clear but before Britain leaves the EU.

On Monday, Sturgeon demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019. However, such a referendum must have the British parliament's approval. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she does not reject the referendum but opposes the timing proposed by Sturgeon.

Scots rejected independence by 55-45 percent in a referendum in September 2014.

Source: VOV5