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Brexit: Scottish independence back on the map

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>> And it therefore a statement of the obvious that the option of second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table.>> A stark message from north of the border. A second vote on independence is highly likely after the rest of the UK voted to pull it out of the EU against its will.
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Reuters Senior Correspondent Liz O'Leary is in Edinburgh.>> Scotland's decision to stay in the EU while the rest of Britain is voted out, is a trigger for a new independence process because many Scot's opted to stick with the rest of Britain in a independence vote in 2014, because they believed that was the way to guarantee EU membership.
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>> Scots voting emphatically to remain in the EU on Thursday with a margin of 62% to 38. That put it sharply at odds with the UK as a whole. Nicola Sturgeon had already hinted she'd back a second Independence Referendum. Now that just got much more likely.>> As things stand, Scotland faces the prospect of being taken out of the EU against our will.
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I regard that as democratically unacceptable.>> The Scottish First Minister says she thinks it's inconceivable Westminster will stand in the way of a second vote. But, with or without its consent, Sturgeon is treading carefully. In 2014 the Nationalist Campaign founded on its economic policies.>> Many people would want reassurance in advance that if Scotland does go it alone, that it can guarantee EU membership.
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And that's not likely to be a quick process or an easy process.>> Sturgeon stopping short of setting a date on Friday, she may wait to see where the polls really show a big shift towards support for independence If they do, the UK as we know it, may not be around for much longer.
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