'Let Scotland vote over independence' - Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is fighting again for the country's freedom.

The Scottish leader has demanded a new Scottish independence referendum be held once the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union are clear.

She says Scotland's at a "hugely important crossroads" and wants a vote held in late 2018 or early the following year.

"I will take the steps necessary now to make sure that Scotland will have a choice at the end of this process," she says.

"A choice of whether to follow the UK to a hard Brexit, or to become an independent country able to secure a real partnership of equals with the rest of the UK and our own relationship with Europe."

But British Prime Minister Theresa May is opposed to Scotland voting again on independence.

"Instead of playing politics with the future of our country, the Scottish government should focus on delivering good government and public services for the people of Scotland. Politics is not a game," she said.

Scots narrowly rejected independence in a 2014 referendum but most voted against leaving the EU in a vote in June 2016.

United Kingdom politicians are debating for a second time whether to accept amendments to the Brexit bill.

It's thought MPs will reject the two changes made to the bill made by the House of Lords.

They want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK and ensure Parliament has a vote on any deal.

The bill will travel between the two houses until both sides agree.

Ms May's office says there will be no move to start the Brexit process until the end of March.