British PM Boris Johnson battling to remain in office cites "unprecedented challenges at home and abroad" to dismiss Scotland leader Nicola Sturgeon's demand.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled the “Building a New Scotland” papers, arguing for the country's independence from the UK.
"There is simply no democratic justification whatsoever for PM Boris Johnson or indeed for anyone else seeking to block the right of the people of Scotland to choose our own future," says SNP leader after her party won a fourth term in power.
Scottish National Party hopes a second day of vote-counting will bring it a slim majority in the devolved parliament while Prime Minister Boris Johnson decries its plan for an independence referendum.
The by-election, which takes place outside the normal parliamentary election cycle, was triggered by the resignation of a Labour lawmaker in March and is one of dozens of votes that took place on Thursday.
The Scottish National Party, which has led a minority government since 2016, says a big victory will give it the moral right and political momentum to hold a referendum on whether Scotland should end its three-century union with England.
Scotland can leave the United Kingdom, but being a part of the European Union will bring its own set of unique problems.
Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon says US President Donald Trump will not be allowed to visit Scotland to play golf during Joe Biden's inauguration, arguing Trump is subject to coronavirus travel curbs.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon tells supporters she has "never been more certain" of achieving independence, arguing for a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Support for Scottish independence has increased over British PM Johnson's slow response to the Covid-19 pandemic and anger over the UK's decision to leave the EU.
PM Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament less than two months before Britain is due to leave the EU was unlawful, a Scottish court rules.
Anti-Brexit protesters gathered outside Britain's parliament chanting slogans condemning Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his request to suspend parliament was approved by the Queen.
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