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Voters Back Scotland’s Right to Choose

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Scots support holding a second referendum if pro-independence MSPs win a majority at Holyrood by a margin of almost two to one, according to a new poll.

Conducted by Survation, and given exclusively to PA Scotland, the research found that 49% agreed that if more than half the MSPs elected next year came from independence-supporting parties this would constitute a mandate for another referendum to be held; only 27% disagreed.

When those who did not know were removed, the poll found 54% agreed there would be a mandate for a second referendum, while 30% disagreed.

The research was part of a previous poll that found support for independence at 54%.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:

“A clear and overwhelming number of voters believe that Scotland should have the right to decide its own future.

“Westminster’s attempts to block the will of the people have been in vain, and the pressure on Boris Johnson to respect the democratic rights of voters in Scotland is now immense.

“We didn’t vote for this Tory Brexit, and we certainly didn’t vote for Boris Johnson.

“They have no right to decide Scotland’s future for us.”

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