PM's 'hard Brexit' speech sees support for Scottish independence rise

From left, apprentice's Leanne Brown, Adam Clark, Sparrows executive director, engineering Ewen Kerr and Aidrian Gillespie, Scottish enterprise and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to Sparrows Training Centre, Tyrebagger, Aberdeen, as she announced a new £5 million fund to help Scottish-based firms benefit from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. The first minister was making the visit as a poll revealed a rise in support in Scotland for independence. Former first minister Alex Salmond said yesterday that if Article 50 is triggered without Scotland's views being taken into the UK's negotiating stance, then it would be a matter for Ms Sturgeon to decide whether to call a second vote on independence PICTURE: Kami Thomson/Press and Journal/PA
Laura Paterson
SUPPORT for Scottish independence has increased following the prime minister's "hard Brexit" speech, a new poll has revealed. The BMG survey for the Herald shows 49 per cent of Scots [...]

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