Nicola Sturgeon: If Scotland votes to stay in EU, that would lead to demand for independence

Posted On: 
1st May 2016

Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC's Andrew Marr show that if Scotland votes to stay in the EU, that would lead to growing support for a second independence referendum. 

"The question of whether or not there will be another referendum on Scottish independence lies very much in the hands of the Scottish people, if I can't persuade people I didn't persuade in 2014 or the SNP and those who believe in independence can't do that, we won't have the right to ask the question again. But on the other side of that, if we do see a rise in support for independence and certainly the prospect of Brexit, if Scotland voted to stay In would definitely lead to a growing demand for Scottish independence and if we see that demand, no one has a right to stand in the way of that.

"I hope this scenario doesn't arise because I hope the UK as a whole votes to stay in the EU, but if we're in a scenario where Sco...