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Sturgeon says SNP may try to block a Brexit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish MPs may try to block the UK from leaving the European Union.

The SNP leader said she believes the Scottish parliament would have to give "legislative consent" to laws taking Britain out of the bloc and that if this did arise she would "of course" ask for the motioned to be blocked.

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Sturgeon: I don't want border between Scotland & England

There are a "good many" questions still to answer about Scotland's future both within the EU and within the UK, Nicola Sturgeon has said, as she insisted she did not want to see a border separating her country from England.

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Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, the Scottish First Minister said there would be "deeply damaging and painful consequences" for the UK during the process of withdrawing from the union.

She said her job was to negotiate the best way forward for Scotland, and said this included questions over whether there would have to be a border put into place with England, and what currency they would use.

"I certainly don't want to see in any circumstances a border between Scotland and England," she said, describing England as their "closest neighbours" and "friends".

It comes after Scotland voted in favour of staying in the EU, contrary to the overall result for the UK, sparking talk of a second Scottish independence referendum.

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