Nicola Sturgeon insists Scotland’s future ‘must be in our own hands’

epaselect epa07967425 Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech at an independence rally in George Square, Glasgow, Britain, 02 November 2019. Thousands of supporters of Scottish independence have gathered in Glasgow to demand second independence referendum. EPA-EFE/ROBERT PERRY

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Thousands of independence supporters have heard Nicola Sturgeon call for “Scotland’s future to be put into Scotland’s hands”.

The first minister told a major rally in Glasgow the time would come to break away from the “chaos of Westminster” in a second independence poll next year.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said a new Scottish independence referendum was not “desirable or necessary”.

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats also oppose a further vote.

Ms Sturgeon was one of a number of SNP politicians and independence campaigners to speak at the #indyref2020 rally in George Square.

It was the first time she had spoken at an independence rally since 2014.

The event prompted a counter demonstration by dozens of unionist supporters who waved flags and blew whistles as supporters of Scottish independence gathered.


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