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Mundell: 'SNP should focus on Scotland'

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said the Government should focus on Scotland, rather than pushing for a second independence referendum.

The MP was responding to the First Minister's announcement that she would seek approval for a second referendum.

Dugdale: 'Scotland is already divided enough'

Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, has said the country is "already divided enough", without the prospect of a second independence referendum.

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Davidson: Sturgeon choosing 'path of further division'

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, has responded to Nicola Sturgeon's plans to hold a second Independence Referendum.

First Minister: Border controls not necessary

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says border controls between England and Scotland would not be necessary, if people in Scotland were to vote for independence.

She was responding to a question from ITV Border's Political Editor Peter MacMahon.

Earlier, the First Minister had announced she will seek approval for a second independence referendum.

Sturgeon to seek approval for second Independence Referendum

Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House. Credit: ITV Border

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she will seek approval next week for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

In a speech at her Bute House residence today, the First Minister said the UK government had not "moved even an inch for compromise" on demands to keep Scotland as a member of the EU single market.

She said she would continue to engage with the UK government to find compromise, but that with a hard Brexit likely, finding common ground was unlikely.

The First Minister also said that in her view, a second referendum should be held between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019.

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