Scotland's Conservative Party leader calls bid for independence vote reckless

LONDON(Reuters) – The leader of the Scottish Conservative Party accused Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on Monday of putting her “party before pandemic”, saying the timing of her plans to hold a second independence vote was reckless. Sturgeon said this month she was hoping a strong performance by her Scottish National Party (SNP) in an election to the Scottish parliament in May would give her a mandate to hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not approve a second referendum. It is still not clear whet…

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