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Sturgeon: Johnson not entitled to stand in way of indyref2

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday that a second independence referendum in Scotland would be legal "by definition" and insisted United Kingdom Prime Minister is "not entitled to stand in the way of the democratic choices of the people of Scotland."

"I'm saying if Boris Johnson wants to stop it, he would have to take legal action," Sturgeon told Sky News. "But actually, we're getting ahead of ourselves here because I believe that if the people of Scotland vote for this, if the support for independence continues, then it is not sustainable for any Westminster prime minister to stand in the way," she added.

Over the weekend, reports emerged that Johnson could take the Scottish National Party (SNP) to the Supreme Court if it attempts to stage another independence referendum. In 2014, 55% of Scottish voters supported staying in the UK. However, the SNP has insisted Brexit changed things and expressed intentions to hold a new vote by 2024 in case the party wins this week's Scottish election.

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