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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: 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

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