Good Morning Britain welcomed Nicola Sturgeon on to the show today to debate her ongoing fight for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The leader of the Scottish National Party last took the country to the polls in 2014, but lost out and as a result, the UK remained united.
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However, in light of the Brexit result, Sturgeon is fighting once more for a referendum, believing she would get a different result this time as Scotland want to stay in the European Union.
She said to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid this morning: “Scotland voted to remain in the European Union and we’re being ignored…”
Morgan cut her off, insisting: “You’re part of the United Kingdom which voted to leave the European Union.”
Sturgeon quietly added: “Well that’s why I want independence.”
“If that’s the case that Scotland has to just accept it’s not the most positive case to put forward…”
Elsewhere in the debate, Sturgeon laid out her plans for Brexit should Scotland be independent.
Saying how she didn’t want a hard border, the SNP politician added: “We would continue to trade with the rest of the UK and the rest of the UK would trade with Scotland.”
She added: “[The choice facing Scotland is] either decide our own future or have it decided for us by people like Boris Johnson.”