Sturgeon tells PM question of Scottish independence referendum ‘a matter of when not if’ | ITV News

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    The question of a Scottish independence referendum “is now a matter of when – not if”, Nicola Sturgeon has told the prime minister in a phone call.

    Earlier in the day, Scotland’s first minister said any move to block a second referendum would mean Westminster would be “saying the UK is no longer a union based on consent”.

    The SNP is one seat short of an overall majority after the Scottish parliament elections, but the final result still leaves Holyrood with a pro-independence majority.

    A Downing Street statement following the phone call between the two leaders did not mention a referendum, instead focusing on unity between the different parts of the United Kingdom and highlighting the need to work together to overcome the Covid pandemic.

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