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Sturgeon refuses to rule out independence referendum

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out another referendum at some point in the future. When asked about a referendum after May 7, Ms Sturgeon said: "Not after this Westminster General Election. That is not what this election is about."

The leaders of the four main political parties in Scotland are going head to head on television tonight ahead of the General Election.

Scotland Debates will feature SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie.

It will be broadcast live from The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on STV and the STV Player.

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Sturgeon refuses to rule out independence referendum

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out another referendum at some point in the future. When asked about a referendum after May 7, Ms Sturgeon said: "Not after this Westminster General Election. That is not what this election is about."

Sturgeon refuses to rule out another independence referendum. Credit: PA

When pressed on a referendum after 2016, Ms Sturgeon replied: "Well that's another matter. We'll write that manifesto when we get there. I will fight one election at a time.

"I'm putting forward in a couple of weeks a manifesto for this election, and I will decide the content of our next manifesto when we get there, and people can decide whether or not they want to vote for that.

"One of the things we all learned in the referendum is that politicians don't dictate these things. It's up to the people."

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