Sturgeon Says New Scots Independence Referendum Still an Option

Nicola Sturgeon.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said a second referendum on independence from the U.K. remains a possibility if Scotland can’t stay in the European Union single market after Brexit.

“No option can be off the table for Scotland,” Sturgeon told the Institute of Directors annual conference in London on Tuesday. A new independence vote “must remain an option” if “the outcome taken by Westminster is damaging” to the Scottish economy in post-Brexit talks, she said.

“It would be helpful to know more about the U.K. government’s thinking,” Sturgeon said. “We would all benefit from some clarity.”

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