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6/28, 3:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Scotland wants new independence referendum in 2023

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday the country plans to hold a second independence referendum on October 19, 2023, and added the vote would be "consultative."

Sturgeon stressed she will write a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to negotiate terms for the independence vote. "The UK and Scottish governments should be sitting down together, responsibly agreeing a process, including a section 30 order, that allows the Scottish people to decide," she noted.

"What I am not willing to do, what I will never do, is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any Prime Minister," Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament. "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically," she added.

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