Scottish independence: How likely is a second referendum? – BBC Newsnight

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    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a second independence referendum is “a matter of when – not if”. But can Westminster block the democratic will of the Scottish Parliament?

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    Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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