Scottish parliament voted to seek new independence referendumStaff Writer | March 29, 2017
Scotland's Parliament voted to seek a new referendum on independence from Britain, clearing the way for the country's first minister to ask the British government to approve such a vote.
Exit The legislature in Edinburgh voted 69-59
British voters narrowly approved a departure from the EU last year, and London will begin the formal process leading to Britain's exit from the union on Wednesday.
Despite the overall vote last year in favor of leaving the EU — based on ballots cast in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — nearly two-thirds of Scottish voters elected to remain in the bloc. Since then, Sturgeon has insisted that independence is the only way for Scotland to maintain its formal EU relationship. ■