BREAKING: Nicola Sturgeon sends official letter to Westminster DEMANDING SECOND REFERENDUM

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NICOLA Sturgeon has signed a letter demanding Theresa May allows Scotland to have another independence referendum – after the Prime Minister originally rubbished the request.

Ms Sturgeon was pictured in an odd pose, with her feet curled up on a sofa, signing the Section 30 letter which will be sent to Downing Street shortly.

It comes after Scottish MSPs voted 69 to 59 in favour of holding a second referendum on Tuesday.

The Scottish Government’s tweet announcing the signing of the letter read: “First Minister @NicolaSturgeon in Bute House, Edinburgh, working on final draft of Section 30 letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.”

The First Minister said she wants to negotiate with the British government “in good faith and with a willingness to compromise” over the terms of a new referendum, but Theresa May has batted the Scot away, saying “now is not the time”.

The letter, which underwent several drafts but was reportedly finally penned by the First Minister inside the private study of her official Bute House residence in Edinburgh, demands Mrs May moves to facilitate the referendum.

But it is unclear how effective Ms Sturgeon’s efforts will be, given the Prime Minister said on Tuesday that her position was “clear” and would not change any time soon.

It will be sent as a hard copy to Downing Street along with an emailed PDF.

The full contents will be made public tomorrow.

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