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Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Thursday that the time had come for the British province to become an “independent European nation”, following the conclusion of a post-Brexit trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. .

“Brexit comes against the will of the people of Scotland,” who voted 62 percent to remain in the EU, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted, noting that “no deal can ever make up for what Brexit takes away from us.” Therefore, “the time has come to chart our own future as an independent European nation.”

This, after this morning the United Kingdom and the European Union reached a historic post-Brexit trade agreement on Thursday in extremis that, one week after their definitive separation, will avoid a sudden break with chaotic economic and political consequences.

“The deal is done,” tweeted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was due to appear shortly after to explain the details. It is a “good for Europe” agreement, he added later.

“We will have a strong trade relationship with the EU and deepen our trade with partners around the world through our independent trade policy,” said International Trade Minister Liz Truss.

For the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, intensely involved in this negotiation under threat of failure until the last minute, it is “a good, balanced and fair agreement”.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that she “is confident” that it is a “good result”.

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