Scottish Leader Vows Independence After Brexit
Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, vowed to get Scotland back into the European Union as an independent country.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to grant Scotland another vote on independence.
Scotland voted against independence in a referendum in 2014 but nationalists there have argued that Brexit has given cause for a fresh vote.
“We will not take orders from them,” Farage says
Nigel Farage, widely considered the architect of Brexit, is basking in a moment of glory as the UK officially leaves the European Union.
At London’s Parliament Square as the UK was minutes from leaving, Farage described Brexit and the 2016 referendum as “the greatest democratic mandate ever seen in this country.”
“We did it, we did it!!” he shouted to a crowd of thousands who had gathered to celebrate the moment.
“We know that this is the single most important moment in the modern history of our great nation,” he said.
Farage said that while he was anti-EU, he wasn’t against European nations, and he shared a vision for the continent of what he called “free, sovereign, democratic nations.”
“We will not take orders from them,” he shouted.