Scotland is drawing up plans for a vote on independence from the rest of Britain after its Brexit vote, deepening the political fallout from the U.K.'s decision to quit the European Union, NBC News reported.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Thursday she would publish draft proposals for a new national ballot.
She told the annual conference of her ruling Scottish National Party that she wanted the bill in place to give her the possibility of calling another referendum before Britain is expected to formally leave the E.U. in March 2019.
Unlike the British on the whole, Scots rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent in 2014, and opinion polls suggest there is still no clear majority in favor of a split.