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SNP's Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland's 'voice matters' in EU vote

A referendum in favour of leaving the European Union would need to have the clear support of the UK nations, the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.

She said England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should each deliver a majority vote to make withdrawal legal.

Ms Sturgeon told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "The UK is not a unitary state it is a family of nations, it is made up of the four home nations.

"We were told during the referendum that each of these nations had equal status, that our voices mattered.

"If that is the case I think it is right that something that would have such significant consequences for jobs, for the economy, for our standing in the world, it should require the consent of not just the UK as a whole but that family of nations."

  • 29 Oct 2014
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