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The voter backlash in Britain continues as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has had to shelve plans for another Scottish Independence Referendum.

Nicola Sturgeon has abandoned her demands for a new independence referendum before the Brexit deal is signed, after her party lost a string of seats to pro-union parties in the general election.

Admitting she needed to “reset” her referendum strategy, the first minister told Holyrood she accepted there was no widespread support in Scotland for a second vote on independence before the UK leaves the EU.

Sturgeon said her priority now was to focus on getting the best Brexit deal possible, leaving the timescale for staging a new referendum deliberately vague. She implied she wanted to hold it before the next Holyrood election in 2021, adding that her party had a clear mandate to do so at some point.

Speaking to MSPs, Sturgeon said: “Instead, we will – in good faith – redouble our efforts and put our shoulder to the wheel in seeking to influence the Brexit talks in a way that protects Scotland’s interests.”

Scotland in general does not want Brexit, but they don’t see Independence as the way to go about it until the electorate can stomach another referendum.

By then Brexit will be well underway.  Sabotage or delay tactics will be the only practical way forward for the Scots.

 

– via BBC, The Guardian


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