If SNP wins election in Scotland, PM May will have to grant independence vote -Sturgeon | Reuters

LONDON If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at a June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday. The SNP, which won 56 of parliament's 59 Scottish seats at the last election in 2015 and is expected to win easily in Scotland again, has said Scotland should get another say on independence once the terms of Britain's EU exit are clear. May has said now is not the time to discuss a fresh independence vote.

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If SNP wins election in Scotland, PM May will have to grant independence vote -Sturgeon
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If SNP wins election in Scotland PM May will have to grant independence vote Sturgeon
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LONDON If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at a June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.

The SNP, which won 56 of parliament's 59 Scottish seats at the last election in 2015 and is expected to win easily in Scotland again, has said Scotland should get another say on independence once the terms of Britain's EU exit are clear.

May has said now is not the time to discuss a fresh independence vote. Scots rejected independence by 10 percentage points in 2014 and support for secession since then is little changed.

"If the SNP win the election on June 8 in Scotland, and I am taking nothing for granted, ... then I think that position of the prime minister is unsustainable," Sturgeon said in an interview with the BBC. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by David Evans)

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