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Image caption The first minister update MSPs on her plans for independence with a statement at Holyrood. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold a fresh independence referendum before the next Holyrood elections in 2021. How likely is this to happen, and what are the issues underpinning it? WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR? In March 2017, Ms Sturgeon announced her intention to hold a second Scottish independence referendum, as a response to the Brexit vote the previous year, and MSPs voted to back her . But that same month, Prime Minister Theresa May said "now is not the time" for a new vote, saying all attention should be on the Brexit negotiations. Mrs May then called a snap general electio... Full story

24 April