Leader comment: Haggling over right to hold referendum is premature
The saga of will-there won’t there be a second independence referendum has moved on at pace in the past couple of weeks, with Prime Minister Theresa May confirming that Article 50 will be triggered by April next year to start the removal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announcing this week that a second referendum bill will be published next week.
The stakes have gone higher, and Ms Sturgeon’s firm stance will have surprised observers who reckoned the remarks of senior party figures who cautioned against moving too quickly to a second... read more
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