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May to Scotland: not the time for referendum

By Reuters
17 March 2017   |   4:50 am
British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the Scottish government "now is not the time" for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the result of Brexit talks.

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