Source: BBC NEWS
BBC REPORT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39422747
Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second referendum on independence for Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament.
MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU.
Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake of the Brexit vote.