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More than half of Scots support indyref2 if SNP and Greens win majority

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More than half of Scots support indyref2 if SNP and Greens win majority

More than half of Scots support holding a second referendum if pro-independence parties win a majority at the next election, a new poll has found.

The survey, by Survation, put support for independence at 54 per cent.

With those who did not know excluded, the poll found 54 per cent agreed there would be a mandate for a second referendum if the SNP and Greens won a majority of seats between them, while 30 per cent disagreed and 18 per cent neither agreed or disagreed.

Of those who backed the mandate, 27 per cent said they agreed strongly and another 22 per cent saying they would “somewhat agree”.

The survey is the latest to point to a rise in support for independence, with polling from Ipsos MORI, conducted last month, putting support at 58 per cent, with those who do not know excluded.

It comes after Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said the UK government would refuse another independence referendum "for a generation".

Asked to define a generation, he said: "Is it 25 years or is it 40 years - you tell me? But it's certainly not six years nor 10".

The First Minister rejected the move.

She said: "I think we are seeing played out in another part of the world today that politicians don't get to stand against democracy,

"Power comes from people not from politicians and the will of the people in any country has to prevail and so I don't treat those comments with too much in the way of seriousness".

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