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Half of Scots don't want independence vote before Brexit: YouGov poll

Nearly half of Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom before it leaves the European Union.



London: Nearly half of Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom before it leaves the European Union, according to a YouGov poll published in The Times newspaper on Friday.

According to the poll 49 percent of Scots are against a referendum being held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019 - the timetable proposed by Scotland`s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

 Some 37 percent supported this timetable, while 14 percent did not know.

A survey by Kantar, published on Tuesday, found most Scottish voters do not want another referendum.

Scots voted by a wide margin to stick with the European Union in last June`s referendum, clashing with the UK as a whole which voted to leave.

Scotland`s devolved government, run by Sturgeon`s Scottish National Party (SNP), says this means the country should be given a new chance to decide whether it wants to split from the UK.

 The central government in London opposes this.

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