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Sturgeon's post-Brexit independence plan

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>> Knocking on doors to pose an old question, is there support out there for a Scottish independence? Scottish nationalists preparing to fan out across the country in their tens of thousands hoping to convince Scots to back a second independence vote. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, set to announce her charm offensive on Friday.
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Reuters' Liz O'Leary in Edinburgh says her SNP are hoping to find a Brexit-shaped foot in doors that were once firmly closed.>> If Brexit looks like it might be a soft Brexit then Scots may be encouraged to stick with the UK even if it's leaving the EU. Whereas if Brexit looks like it's gonna be a hard Brexit with lots of curbs on immigration and a lot of politically unpalatable changes for Scotland, then Scots may want the warm embrace of the SNP and Sturgeon's party.
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>> Support here to stay in the EU was 62% and the outcome to leave has had some disgruntled Scots posing questions again, even those who once voted no to independence back in 2014. While most Scots don't back independence, opinion polls have narrowed. Sturgeon says she won't ask the question without backing from voters.
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For her, this could be make or break.>> Her career and her success, I think, depends on whether or not she can win another referendum. But she has to keep the possibility of independence in the background because her voters want it. They are the main independence party and her voters support independence and as long as she has it on a back burner they will be happy, and at the same time she can kind of use it as a threat to the UK government in London.
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>> For now, Sturgeon is just testing the waters. Do Scots want to be part of a non-EU Britain? Why did people vote against independence in 2014? And what might entice them to change their minds in the future?