Stur­geon de­lights 20,000 crowd at in­de­pen­dence rally

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FIRST Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon in­sisted it was time for Scot­land to be an in­de­pen­dent coun­try as she ad­dressed thou­sands at a rally in Glas­gow.

It was the first time the SNP leader had ad­dressed a rally since 2014, when the coun­try voted to stay part of the UK.

At the event or­gan­ised by our sis­ter pa­per The Na­tional, Ms Stur­geon told the 20,000 cam­paign­ers the time would come to break away from the “chaos of West­min­ster” in a se­cond in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum that she wants to be held next year.

She told the crowd in Ge­orge Square: “It is our job to con­vince every­one we know to come out on De­cem­ber 12 [for Gen­eral Elec­tion] and send the big­gest, most re­sound­ing mes­sage to West­min­ster – that it is time for Scot­land to choose our own fu­ture.”

She added an in­de­pen­dent Scot­land would be “best friends” with neigh­bours across Bri­tain and Europe.

Ni­cola Stur­geon hails crowd

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