February 8, 2017 / 12:29 AM / in 9 months

British PM anticipates call for Scottish independence referendum: report

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is developing a secret strategy in the belief that Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is two weeks away from demanding a second referendum on Scotttish independence, The Courier newspaper in Dundee, Scotland reported on Tuesday.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

May's aides and the Conservative Party are laying the groundwork for talks with Scottish National Party ministers over a second constitutional vote, the newspaper reported. (bit.ly/2kjAULl)

A 2014 referendum on Scottish independence resulted in a victory for the “no” campaign.

Reporting by Rama Venkat Raman in Bengaluru

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