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An independent Scotland in Europe?

Thanks to Brexit, Scotland now faces a far starker choice than it did in 2014

By Kirsty Hughes  

Sturgeon on Marr on Sunday. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire/PA Images

Brexit stumbles on towards its Halloween deadline mired, as ever, in uncertainty. But Brexit has certainly already weakened the Union: on Sunday, just ahead of the SNP’s annual conference, Nicola Sturgeon said she would ask for a second Scottish independence referendum “within weeks.”

Recent polls suggest an increase in support for independence to about 50 per cent, mainly driven by some Remain voters shifting towards it. If Brexit actually happens—with or without a deal—that will give a…

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