By: Nadeemy Haded

Scotland's Prime Minister, Nicolas Sturgeon, has formally asked the British government to agree to a new popular referendum on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom.

Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, said that the Scottish government would consider all options to achieve the self-determination of the Scots if the British government tried to prevent it from holding a referendum on independence.

The Sturgeon called for a second referendum for independence for Scotland in 2020, as the Scottish National Party seeks independence from the United Kingdom and joining the European Union, knowing that approval of any second referendum comes exclusively from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Scotland held a referendum on its independence in September 2014, with 55% of Scots rejecting independence from the United Kingdom.

But in 2016, Scots voted in the Brexit referendum to remain in the European Union at 62%, but the proportion of voters in favor of an exit across the UK as a whole was 52%.

The Scottish National Party saw the matter as a "tangible change in circumstances" that would justify the second ballot for independence, according to the BBC, because Scotland is facing its removal from the European Union and this is "against its will."

Source: RT + Agencies

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