Nicola Sturgeon dramatically declared that she will call a fresh referendum on Scottish independence today as the PM prepares to fire the starting gun on BREXIT
In a speech at her official residence in Edinburgh Monday March 13,2017, the First Minister said the UK stood at a 'hugely important crossroads' and Scotland must have a 'genuine choice' about its future.
Miss Sturgeon complained that she had been met by a 'brick wall of intransigence' from Mrs May when she demanded a special deal in the looming negotiations.
'The UK government has not moved even one inch in search of compromise and agreement,' she said.
In what amounts to a massive political gamble, Miss Sturgeon said she would now demand authority from the UK government to trigger a referendum as early as Autumn next year.
Downing Street insisted it was the 'worst possible time' for another 'divisive' ballot - but stopped short of saying it would be blocked