Boris Johnson "cannot stand in the way" of another Scottish independence referendum, says Sturgeon


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Nicola Sturgeon has said that Boris Johnson "cannot stand in the way" of another Scottish independence referendum.


Speaking to the Guardian, the First Minister of Scotland said that her “strong preference and intention” is to hold a referendum in the first half of the next Scottish Parliament session, but that she would have to be “guided by the realities of Covid”.


Polls currently show either an outright SNP majority or a pro-independence majority composed of the SNP and the Scottish Greens.


It is unclear whether Alba— former SNP leader Alex Salmond's new party— will secure enough votes to enter parliament.


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