Members of the public have raised more than £40,000 to fund a potential legal battle with Westminster over a second Independence Referendum. 

It comes shortly after Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, telling her he would not allow a second referendum on the cause. He stated that the 2014 Independence Referendum was "a once in a generation" vote. 

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'The Scottish People Vs The UK Government on Indyref2' was set up by the pro-independence association Forward as One last year with the intention to raise £50,000. Organisers have stated that their case is now "imperative".

Glasgow Times:

A statement on the campaign's page says: "It is our intention to lodge an action by ordinary members of Scotland's general population against the UK Government when they refuse or ignore a formal request from the First Minister of Scotland for an order under Section 30 of the Scotland Act to devolve the powers necessary to hold a second independence referendum".

Campaigners are planning on holding a demonstration and candlelight vigil outside the Scotland Office in Edinburgh this Friday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has since hit back at Boris Johnson's denial of an IndyRef2, stating in a letter to the UK Government: "Tories terrified of Scotland's right to choose". 

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