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Sturgeon insists Scots have a ‘right’ to another independence vote

Scotland is a “nation on the brink of making history”, Nicola Sturgeon declared, as she insisted the country’s people have the “right” to choose their own future in a second independence referendum. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vetoed SNP calls for a fresh vote on the issue, the First Minister has said she hopes another ballot could be held in the early part of the next term of the Scottish Parliament. The question is set to dominate next May’s Holyrood elections, with Ms Sturgeon’s party using the campaign to step up its demands for another referendum. Recent opinion polls have suggested that a majority of Scots now support the country becoming independent. And Ms Sturgeon, addressing the SNP annual conference, told party activists that “the people of Scotland have the right to choose their future”. She stated: “Scotland is now a nation on the brink of making history. “Independence is in clear sight – and if we show unity of purpose, humility and hard work, I have never been so certain that we will deliver it.”
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