Independent Scotland ‘within touching distance’, claims Nicola Sturgeon

epaselect epa07546958 People wave Scottish, Catalonian, Lion Rampant and other flags as they attend the All Under One Banner (AUOB) march through Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, 04 May 2019. Thousands of campaigners for Scottish independence are holding marches through Glasgow. EPA-EFE/Robert Perry

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An independent Scotland is “within touching distance”, Nicola Sturgeon will tell a pro-independence rally in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon.

Her promise comes as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted that a new independence referendum is “not necessary or desirable”.

Thousands have signed up to hear the first minister and SNP leader address the event in George Square, organised by Scotland’s only independence-supporting daily newspaper, the National.

Sturgeon has not addressed a gathering of the wider yes movement since 2014 and has been criticised by some activists for not supporting a series of well-attended marches held across Scotland over the summer.

Before the event, she described the forthcoming election as “the most important one Scotland has faced in modern times”.

Via The Guardian

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