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The slow death of Nicola Sturgeon’s reputation

The First Minister is attempting to overturn two democratic votes

By Adam Tomkins  

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The shadow of a second independence referendum has loomed large on the horizon in recent months, but this week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out her stall. Despite putting on record in 2014 that “constitutional referendums are once-in-a-generation events,” she has now laid out demands for another secession referendum to take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019—just four years after Scots went to the polls and voted decisively to stay in the Union. Our country doesn’t want to go back to the divisions and…

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