London, – The Scottish Government made an official request today to hold a second Scottish referendum on leaving the UK, in a letter that was delivered to UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Section 30 letter signed by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was dispatched to Downing Street on Friday morning. She urged May to respect the will of the Scottish people and allow for a second referendum on independence.

Members of the Scottish Parliament voted by 69 to 59 this week in favor of seeking permission for an independence referendum to take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. The previous independence referendum ended up in favor of staying with the UK, with 55 percent of the voters making that choice. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency