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Scottish nationalists set out 'triggers' for new independence vote - Sunday Herald
September 12, 2015 / 9:30 PM / 2 years ago

Scottish nationalists set out 'triggers' for new independence vote - Sunday Herald

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon will include triggers for a second independence referendum in the party’s manifesto for the 2016 Scottish election, the Sunday Herald reported.

The Sunday Herald said that Sturgeon had told the newspaper in an interview that the 2016 manifesto would set out triggers for a second independence referendum, though it did not immediately supply a direct quote from Sturgeon.

British Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out another independence referendum despite spectacular gains by Scottish nationalists in the May 7 election, saying Scots had “emphatically” rejected a breakaway in last year’s referendum.

Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) leader Sturgeon has there could only be another independence vote if Scots voted for a party which proposed one in a Scottish parliamentary election. One is due in May 2016.

An SNP spokesman declined immediate comment on the report when phoned out of usual business hours. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)

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