Boris Johnson ‘frightened of democracy’ SNP to hold Scottish independence vote says Sturgeon

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  • Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson ‘frightened of democracy’ SNP to hold Scottish independence vote says Sturgeon” – below is their description.

    Nicola Sturgeon has revealed she will hold an advisory referendum on independence if the Scottish National party wins a majority in May’s Holyrood elections, regardless of whether Westminster consents to the move.

    If the SNP takes office after May, it will request from the UK government a section 30 order, which is part of the Scotland Act 1998 which allows Holyrood to pass laws normally reserved to Westminster

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