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: Scotland delivered unequivocal vote to remain

Nicola Sturgeon said that people in Scotland see their future as part of the EU. Credit: PA

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that Scotland has delivered an "unequivocal" vote to remain in Europe.

"I welcome that endorsement of our European status," she said adding that the Scottish people "see their future as part of the EU".

Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status.

And while the overall result remains to be declared, the vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.

Scotland has contributed significantly to the Remain vote across the UK.

That reflects the positive campaign the SNP fought, which highlighted the gains and benefits of our EU membership, and people across Scotland have responded to that positive message. We await the final UK-wide result, but Scotland has spoken - and spoken decisively.

– First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon

Angus Robertson: UK facing 'constitutional crisis'

Angus Robertson Credit: PA

Angus Robertson, the Westminster SNP leader, has told STV the UK is facing a "constitutional crisis", with Leave closing in on victory in the EU referendum.

"If it is the case that Scotland has voted to remain in the European Union and we are watching the potential of Scotland being taken out of the European Union, the diametrically opposed position to what we were promised, this will bring about a constitutional crisis in the UK," he said.


Salmond: Second Scottish independence referendum could be within two years

Alex Salmond. Credit: ITV News

The timescale for another Scottish referendum will be dictated by when and if David Cameron begins negotiations for Britain to withdraw from the EU, Alex Salmond has said.

The former Scottish First Minister and remain supporter told ITV News's Tom Bradby that another vote on Scottish independence could take place within two years.

"From when that starting gun is fired, it's a two-year period," Mr Salmond said.

"So whatever that period is - two years, two-and-a-half years, that would have to be the timescale of the next referendum because what you would want to do is remain in the European Union while the rest of the UK moved out."

Mr Salmond pointed out that the SNP's manifesto said if Scotland was "dragged out" of Europe against the will of the Scottish people, then the Scottish parliament should have the right to hold another independence referendum.

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