The Scottish leader will launch a campaign for a new vote on independence Business news

LONDON (AP) – Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday launches her campaign for a second independence referendum, arguing that Scotland would be economically better off outside the UK.

Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party and the decentralized government in Scotland, says he will publish the first in a series of documents to present an example of independence.

Scotland rejected independence in a referendum in 2014, and 55% of voters said they wanted to remain part of the UK. The UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson opposes a new vote on independence, saying the issue was resolved in that vote.

But Sturgeon argues that the landscape has changed since then, largely due to Britain’s departure from the European Union, which is opposed by most people in Scotland.

“If we had known in 2014 everything we know now about the path that the United Kingdom would have taken then, I have no doubt that Scotland would have voted in favor then,” Sturgeon said in an interview with the BBC.

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