Sturgeon: Indyref2 'a fundamental democratic principle'
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says a referendum on independence is now "a matter of fundamental democratic principle".
She says: "The people in Scotland must have the right to decide our own future when the Covid crisis has passed."
The first minister says there is likely to be a larger pro-independence majority than in the last parliament.
"The SNP and Scottish Greens both stood on a clear commitment to an independence referendum within the next parliamentary term," she says.
"And both of us said that the timing of a referendum should be decided by a simple majority of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament."
Ms Sturgeon said there was "no democratic justification whatsoever" for Boris Johnson to block a referendum.
"If there is such an attempt it will demonstrate conclusively that the UK is not a partnership of equals and that ? astonishingly ? Westminster no longer sees the UK as a voluntary union of nations," she added.
"That in itself would be a very powerful argument for independence."
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What does anyone think? Personally I think another vote would see another failure for Princess Nicola.