Scots divided over new independence referendum as snap elections near

With the UK snap elections days away, questions of Brexit and independence are once again at the forefront of political debate in Scotland.

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Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party.

British voters will go to the polls on Thursday, after Prime Minister Teresa May called for snap elections, seeking a mandate for negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.

But in Scotland, questions of another vote are brewing as the twin issues of Brexit and possible Scottish independence dominate the political landscape.

Three years ago, Scotland narrowly voted against leaving the United Kingdom, but the issue has resurfaced in the wake of the Brexit vote.

In Scotland, the UK general election seems to be a referendum on a referendum.

TRT World’s Francis Collings reports from Edinburgh. 

 

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