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The Prime Minister has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's plans
The First Minister wants to hold the vote between Autumn
But Theresa May says that clashes with the Brexit timescale
and it wouldn't be fair to expect Scots to choose without knowing
the full implications of leaving the European Union.
She said a referendum could happen later
Nicola Sturgeon called the announcement "undemocratic
This from our political editor Brian Taylor.
European Union notification withdrawal act...
Royal Assent for the act to leave the European Union.
But dissent from Nicola Sturgeon's referendum plans.
My message is very clear, now is not the time.
I have explained the reasons why, I think we should be working
to get the right deal for Scotland and the UK with our future
partnership with the European Union, it would be unfair to Scotland,
people of Scotland at the moment that they would be being asked
to make a crucial decision without the information they need
Constitutional issues are reserved to Westminster,
Nicola Sturgeon needs Theresa May's agreement, she hasn't got it,
Here we appear to have the Tory party with just one MP in Scotland,
thinking that it is OK for them to block Scotland's right to choose.
I think that is democratically unacceptable, but I also think it
shows that the Conservatives fear the verdict of the Scottish people.
Now seems absurd, simply to hand them the opportunity
and screaming into an isolated, angry Brexit Britain.
That is not what voters in Scotland chose.
Scottish Tory leaders say it wouldn't be fair to ask Scotland
to decide on independence while Brexit was under way.
A referendum might be possible when Brexit was completely settled.
But they wouldn't offer dates and they deny they feared defeat
That dread is probably shared by a lot of people across Scotland.
You'd oppose having a referendum, but you wouldn't say
that constitutionally the British Government
Constitutionally, The UK Government should block it though.
Ruth Davidson said the Prime Minister wasn't completely
blocking a referendum, she was settingous out terms.
Other parties say hold off on a referendum.
Willie Rennie said the SNP weren't even sure if they'd seek full
She is sucking up to the Eurosceptics on her own side,
while cynically selling out the pro Europeans on the sly.
And Labour claimed independence would be a disaster.
Isn't it the case that according to her own Government statistics,
leaving the UK would mean ?15 billion worth of extra cuts?
It's body boosting bingo promoted at Holyrood today but it takes two
to tango and Theresa May isn't for dancing.
The First Minister says her plans for a referendum between autumn next
year and spring 2019 will not be derailed by the UK Government.
And that if the Scottish Parliament votes for a second referendum next
week, then any attempt to block it will be what she describes
Nicola Sturgeon was speaking to Jackie Bird at Bute House,
a fortnight on from Jackie's interview with the Prime Minister
First Minister, Theresa May says now is not the time
Firstly, I agree with Theresa May that now is not the right time
to have an independence referendum, that's not what I am proposing.
What I propose is that Scotland should have the right
to choose their own future once the terms of Brexit are clear,
but before it is too late for us to choose a different path.
Now, on the timetable for the Brexit negotiations
that the Prime Minister has set out, that means a window of autumn next
So that's the proposition I've set out.
We have, in the Scottish Government, a mandate for that, we were elected
less than a year on a manifesto that set that in these circumstances
the Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold
an independence referendum, and of course there is a majority
I think it would be completely unacceptable and outrageous
and almost anti-democratic for a Conservative Government
with one MP in Scotland to seek to block the democratic
will of the Scottish Parliament, and stand in this way
of the Scottish people having thing right too choose our own future.
Although the Prime Minister has not stated a date when she would perhaps
accept a Scottish referendum, I think the inference seems
to be today, and I would like to get your take on this,
that the implication is that it's after Brexit has been done
and dusted and is up and running, do you agree with that?
Do I agree that that seems to be what she said?
That certainly appears to be the case.
The deal will have to be done, certainly in the broad
terms of it in any event, by the autumn of next year,
if the Prime Minister's timetable is to be delivered.
So in a sense, you know, if the Prime Minister is genuinely
saying here that her concern is that people should know the terms
of Brexit, then I agree with that, and that's what I have sent out.
What she is saying is, or what she appears to be saying
is she doesn't want Scotland to have the right to choose
until much later, until long after the UK is out of the EU.
Let's assume she does mean potentially an independence
You are going to the Scottish Parliament, there will be
a vote on Wednesday, if you vote for an independence
referendum, and Westminster has said no, what then?
In the last 48-hours we have seen Theresa May perform the most
embarrassing and screeching U-turn on an issue in her own budget.
We are likely next week to have a majority in
the Scottish Parliament and you are really asking me
right now before that majority has been expressed,
to accept that a Conservative Prime Minister who has one MP in Scotland,
has the right just unquestionablibly has the right to lay down
I am saying I don't think Theresa May's position right now is
sustainable. This is not the iron Lady, it is somebody whose
government is in chaos and is chopping and changing all the time.
If you start campaigning for an independent Scotland, will you be
campaigning for full membership of the EU, or as part of the single
market? My position has been membership of the EU. We have to
recognise we are in different circumstances now than 2014. In 2014
we set up the process in which an independent Scotland would become
part of the EU at a time when the UK was in the EU. We will be in a
situation where the UK will be coming out at the EU. We will set up
the process by which we will see to secure a relationship with Europe.
55% of Scots voted to stay in the UK and then the UK voted to come out of
the EU. You cannot have one and then the UK voted to come out of
democratic process and you agree with and one you don't agree with,
and therefore disregard. I am not with and one you don't agree with,
disregarding either of the wreck the Rendon is. But in 2014 we did not
know if the UK was going to come out of the EU. In 2014 Scotland was told
to vote no to stay in the EU. Then Scotland were told to vote to come
out of the EU. Will you be campaigning unequivocally for
Scotland to stay in the EU or would you accept Scotland within the
single market? We'll have to set out the process, the transition from
where we are now the Scotland being in the European Union. The policy of
the SNP is clear about our desire to be in the European Union because of
the jobs, investment and the collaboration that would depend on
that. I am also recognising, through no fault of ours, are facing a
future where there member state is coming out and we will have to look
at the future relationship we have with Europe. Non-op that could be
very clear. First Minister, thank you.
A documentary on the founder of Europe's first Tibetan Buddhist
At 19, with Tibet occupied by China and his life in danger,
he walked through the Himalayas into exile in India.
We have very strong beliefs we are not going to kill anything
Akong reached the UK and formed the school at Eskdalemuir S now
From here he spearheaded humanitarian projects
Akong was murdered in China in October 2013, just
after authorising the film of his life to be made.
When you get to meet someone with such quality that he had,
it's impossible, as a film-maker, not to think of making a film
The premier was attended by the current Abbott,
Akong's younger brother who survived the long walk to freedom with him.
All his siblings will be very proud that this film was made.
It'll go all over the world because he is known
The film has become Akong's memorial a lasting tribute
Today was BBC's School report day. More than 50 schools in Scotland
took part in the scheme that gives secondary school students the chance
to make their own news reports. This ear, many of the film is focused on
mental health. Cassell Douglas high ear, many of the film is focused on
school's way of encouraging young people to speak about mental health
has been to get older students to mentor and tutor younger ones. You
learn more, because you feel included. If it is a teacher, they
think that is their job and that is what they are supposed to do to help
others. Now let's get the weather. There has been blustery showers
across the North West. We have had this beautiful picture in the
highlands of the Northern lights. But for the rest of the nights,
there will be mixtures of clear spells, mainly across the of where
they are frequent, falling snow over the hills and even down to lower
levels for the Highlands and a risk of icy stretches and a Met Office be
aware warning is in force until tomorrow morning. Temperatures can
dip down close to freezing. For towns and cities it will be two to
three Celsius. Breezy around the west Coast. The ice warning is still
with us until 9am. Showers across the Northern Isles, mainly across
Orkney throughout the day. Brighter spells across the black Isle and
Caithness and Sutherland. Longer spells of rain in the western part
of the central Belt. It will be cloudy here for much of the day.
Temperatures will be ten or 11 Celsius at best. This is the wider
picture for the rest of the UK. The cloud across Northern Ireland and
northern England as well. Falling snow over the hills across the
Highlands. The driest conditions across the south-east of England.
Temperatures reaching ten to 13 Celsius. Tomorrow evening, cloudy
conditions remain for Scotland, damp and drizzly affair. The winds will
ease and by the time we look to the start of the weekend, there will be
quite a bit of cloud Iran, wet weather, mainly persistent across
the West. The drier weather will across the North East in the
afternoon. Temperatures climbing to 11 or 12 cents 12 Celsius. It
remains quite windy. Our next update is during Breakfast
at 6:25 tomorrow morning. But, from everyone on the late team
here in Glasgow and around