LONDON (AA) – The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has evoked the possibility to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021.
In an interview with the Sunday Herald, Scottish Nationalist Party leader said her party will include “triggers” in its manifesto.
“Our manifesto will set out what we think around the circumstances in which, and the possible timescales in which, a second referendum might be appropriate,” she said. “It will then be down to people to accept whether they vote for that manifesto.”
“People, as they vote in the election next year, will know what our position is and what our view is on the circumstances in which a second referendum might be appropriate,” she added.
The SNP leader’s remarks came ahead of the party’s conference in Aberdeen next month.
In last year’s Sept. 18 referendum for independence, 55 % of Scottish voters rejected becoming an independent state. However, the SNP has since won 56 of the 59 seats in the Scottish parliament.
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