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“A female member of the public was pulled from the water near Westminster Bridge, alive, with serious injuries,” a PLA spokesman told Reuters. “She’s undergoing very urgent medical treatment now.”
“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.
Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday to engage with nations of United Kingdom before she launches Britain’s departure from European Union.
Sturgeon will press on with plans to hold a new Scottish independence referendum as announced earlier this week, and expects to get authorization from the devolved parliament on Wednesday to seek a new vote once the terms for Brexit are clear but before Britain leaves the EU.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.
Labour Party will not oppose for second Scottish independence referendum if the plan wins support from Scottish parliament, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.
“This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership,” the Nicola Sturgeon said.
Michelle O’Neill was 21 when she began her political career as an advisor at Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly in 1998.
Scottish First Minister Sturgeon said Scots, who voted by clear majority against leaving EU in last referendum, were now more likely to want independence
Britain’s Northern Ireland minister expected to call an early election, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
“As things stand therefore, an early assembly election looks highly likely,” Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire told parliament.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, “… leaving the European Union created a “fundamental question” for Scotland.
Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein veteran resigned in protest at the botched “cash for ash” heating scheme that has cost taxpayers £490million.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom with a land border with the European Union and First Minister Arlene Foster has repeatedly said she wants to avoid a “hard border” with border posts and customs checks with the Republic of Ireland.
“Consultation will ensure a referendum bill will meet the gold standard of democracy and fairness,” Scottish First Minister Sturgeon said.
Ms Sturgeon warned if UK government did not allow, or it was not possible for Scotland to remain in single market, a fresh vote on independence was likely.