Nicola Sturgeon could use Brexit to strong-arm Scottish independence, minister reveals

Mr Neil urged her to seize the “golden opportunity” to act in a way that could pave the way for full Scottish independence “by 2020”.

Writing for the Telegraph, the former Scottish Health Secretary said Sturgeon should press for all EU powers that relate to devolved policy areas to be “automatically” transferred to Edinburgh, including controls over farming, fishing, employment law, consumer protection, social policy and the environment.

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