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SNP Delays Summit on Scottish Independence Strategy After Sturgeon Quits

  • The party was due to hold a conference in March to decide
  • SNP says it plans to vote on a new leader by March 27

Scotland’s nationalists delayed a decision on whether to turn the next UK election into a de facto independence referendum after leader Nicola Sturgeon unexpectedly quit this week.

The Scottish National Party’s executive committee decided on Thursday evening to postpone a conference scheduled for March 19 designed to plot the way forward after the UK Supreme Court in November threw out a bid by Sturgeon’s government to call a vote unilaterally.