The Scottish Government on Wednesday published the legal framework for future referendums, including a potential independence vote, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

“Just published a Bill to set the rules for an independence referendum — to allow the Scottish people to choose our own future rather than having a Brexit future imposed on us. @Feorlean will update @ScotParl later on it and our plans for cross party talks and a Citizens’ Assembly,” Sturgeon said on Twitter.

Sturgeon said in late April that Scotland should hold the vote by the end of the parliament’s term, which expires in 2021. The first minister framed the potential referendum as a “choice between Brexit and a future for Scotland as an independent European nation.”

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