Independence referendum proposal released by Scotland government
May 30, 2019 12:59 PM EDT
The Scottish Government released a framework bill Wednesday that would enable another independence referendum vote. The bill does not establish a date, question, or referendum period, all of which would have to be set in a separate piece of legislation.
Scotland last voted on independence from the UK in 2014, when voters rejected the proposal by about a 10 percent margin. In the 2016 "Brexit" vote, however, Scotland voted 68 percent to 32 percent to remain in the EU, while the UK as a whole chose to leave.