SNP signal their intention for a second independence referendum

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Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, has said that the SNP would consider laying out a timetable for a second independence referendum in 2016.

Referring to the Scottish Parliament elections Sturgeon said in an interview with the Sunday Herald:

“Our manifesto will set out what we consider are the circumstances and the timescale on which a second referendum might be appropriate, but we can only propose.

It’s then for people in Scotland, whether it is in this election or in future elections, to decide whether they want to vote for our manifesto and then if there is in the future another independence referendum, whether that’s in five years or 10 years or whenever, it will be down to the people of Scotland to decide whether they want to vote for independence or not”.