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Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit, Sturgeon says

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech during a media conference at the Scotland House in Brussels as she is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials, on June 29, 2016.
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Scotland must have a choice on independence at the end of Britain's divorce with the European Union when the exit terms are clear, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.

In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Sturgeon called on voters to back her Scottish National Party at an election on June 8 to strengthen her hand and make sure that Scotland's voice is heard in the Brexit negotiations.

"For me this is a question of, at the end of the Brexit process, does Scotland get a choice about our future," Sturgeon said. "At the end of the Brexit process, I believe people in Scotland should have a choice over our future."

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