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>> Scotland is heading for a second vote on independence. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying, she will seek permission for a referendum in late 2018 or early 2019.>> Good morning, everybody.>> And the timing is everything. By then, the terms of Britain's Brexit deal may be emerging. Sturgeon says the Scottish people must have their say.
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>> It is not just a relationship with Europe that is at stake. What is at stake is the kind of country we will become.
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>> It's less than three years since Scots' rejected independence, and the call for another vote has prompted an angry response from British Prime Minister Theresa May.>> The tunnel vision that the SNP has shown today is deeply regrettable. It sets Scotland on a course for more uncertainty and division, creating huge uncertainty.
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And this is a time when the evidence is that the Scottish people, majority of the Scottish people, do not want a second independence referendum.
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>> That's not entirely true though. A poll last week showed a 50-50 split for independence. Sturgeon says, Brexit changes everything. In that referendum, Scots voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, but lost out to the English vote to leave. Whether they get a choice on independence though is ultimately up to Westminster, and the UK parliament as a whole.
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Mrs. May hasn't yet said whether she'll attempt to block it. But if she does, it could provoke even greater discord north of the border.