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British PM anticipates call for Scottish independence referendum: report

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is developing a secret strategy in the belief that Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is two weeks away from demanding a second referendum on Scotttish independence, The Courier newspaper in Dundee, Scotland reported on Tuesday.

May's aides and the Conservative Party are laying the groundwork for talks with Scottish National Party ministers over a second constitutional vote, the newspaper reported. (

A 2014 referendum on Scottish independence resulted in a victory for the “no” campaign.

Reporting by Rama Venkat Raman in Bengaluru