Scottish Independence Referendum II (Scotland)

Scotland’s First Minister has today written to the UK Prime Minister to begin early discussions to allow a referendum on Scottish independence to take place.

It comes after the Scottish Parliament voted to give the Scottish Government a mandate for a Section 30 order under the Scotland Act 1998 to enable a referendum. An independence referendum held in 2014 gave a result in favour of remaining in the UK Union. 

The letter that has been sent is published on the website of the Scottish Government, and is located here

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Scottish Independence Referendum (UK) Query

The Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 is here.

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 November 2013 and received Royal Assent on 17th December 2013. The Edinburgh Agreement 2012 between the UK Government and the Scottish Government is here.

The date on which the poll at the referendum is to be held is 18 September 2014, unless before then an order is made to hold the referendum on another date. In any event, the referendum must be held by 31st December 2014.

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