EDINBURGH, March 16 Scottish First Minister
Nicola Sturgeon said on Thursday that any attempt to block a
second independence referendum would be undemocratic and
evidence that Prime Minister Theresa May fears the verdict of
the Scottish people.
After Sturgeon demanded a new independence referendum in
late 2018 or early 2019, May said "now is not the time" for a
second independence referendum.
"The Scottish government is not proposing #scotref now...
but when the terms of Brexit clear and before it is too late to
choose an alternative path," Sturgeon, who heads Edinburgh's
pro-independence devolved government, said on Twitter.
Sturgeon said that if May refuses to agree to a referendum,
"this would be undemocratic" and also prove that May's
Conservatives "fear the verdict of the Scottish people."
(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)