Nicola Sturgeon: SNP would undoubtedly back second Brexit vote

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Party leader says if Scotland voted remain it should not be forced to leave with rest of UK

Nicola Sturgeon has said Scottish National party MPs would undoubtedly support a second EU referendum in a Commons vote, but suggested her party would seek a guarantee that if Scotland voted again to remain in the EU in contrast to the rest of the UK, it would not be forced to accept the result.

Speaking at the start of her party’s autumn conference in Glasgow, the SNP leader and Scotland’s first minister also said she could not envisage SNP MPs voting for any Brexit deal that did not include membership of the single market and customs union.

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