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Summary

  1. MSPs continue to debate 'Scotland's Choice' before parliament votes on whether to seek a second independence at decision time
  2. Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum on independence for Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament
  3. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU
  4. Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake of the Brexit vote
  5. The UK government has already said it will block a referendum until the Brexit process has been completed