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Scotland will ‎not accept UK prime minister Theresa May’s refusal to allow a second independence before spring 2019, the Scottish National party’s deputy leader has declared.

In a speech opening the SNP’s conference in Aberdeen, Angus Robertson said the party would give the people a chance to choose a different future from a Brexit-bound UK.

“Scotland’s referendum is going to happen and no UK prime minister should dare to stand in the way of Scottish democracy,”‎ Mr Robertson said.

He gave no details of how the SNP would seek to force Mrs May to approve an expected Scottish parliament request for a referendum.

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