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Scotland's Sturgeon: EU vote on knife-edge

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Staunchly Scottish, but also resolutely European, voters here in Edinburgh set to opt to stay in the EU in next week's referendum. The First Minister Nicholas Sturgeon says, she thinks the vote overall is on a knife edge.>> I'm determined, as far I possibly can, and as far as the SMP can, to make the portative case for a remain vote over the next ten days.
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>> Sturgeon also telling Reuters Edinburgh correspondent Liz O'Leary that if England drags Scotland out fo the 28 country block against it's will, there will be consequences.>> If Scotland were to vote to stay in the EU and the rest of Britain were to vote to leave, thus dragging Scotland out against it's own wishes Sturgis says that may lead to calls for another independence referendum, which he says even people who don't support independence could perfectly well understand.
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>> Scotland's place in Europe was central to the independence referendum back in September 2014. Then, Scots rejected independence by a 55% to 45% vote. But that energized Scottish politics and support for Sturgeon's Scottish National Party has surged since. A vote for the UK to quit the EU might just prompt the breakup of the UK itself.
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>> It would be democratically indefensible for Scotland, if we had voted to stay in to face the prospect of being taken out.