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Scotland considering UK split after Brexit vote

Posted: 5:17 AM, Jun 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-24 12:34:25Z

The Scottish National Party announced Friday it may consider a second referendum vote on independence following Britain's vote to exit the European Union.

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, made a statement assuring Scottish voters she intends to work to have their voices heard and remain in the EU, despite the overall outcome of the vote. 

 

 

The Washington Post reported 62 percent of Scottish voters supported to remain the EU compared to England's 47 percent. 

In 2014, Scotland held a referendum vote to decide whether to stay within the United Kingdom or to leave the union after 307 years together. Unionists won with a 55 percent majority over the 45 percent of people voting to separate.

Sturgeon said she intends to talk with EU leaders to reassure them of Scotland's desire to remain in the 27-nation union and declared it is "democratically unacceptable" for the country to be removed from it against its will.