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Government officials working on plans for bridge linking Scotland to Northern Ireland, No 10 confirms – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 2.19pm GMT Q: Lawyers argue that Scotland does not need Westminster’s permission to have a referendum, or declare independence. Kosovo was able to declare its independence unilaterally?Sturgeon says she is a democrat. For Scotland to legitimately become independence, you have to demonstrate that. She says opinion polls are not enough. I don’t close my mind to suggestions like this. But I suspect from Boris Johnson it’s a diversionary tactic. 2.11pm GMT On Scottish independence, Sturgeon says she wants to have a referendum that is seen as legal. There is no point having one not seen as legitimate, she says.She says people think the deadlock between London and Edinburgh won’t be broken. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2020-02-10 14:19:09

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