Nicola Sturgeon has said Scottish independence will be better planned than Brexit.
Speaking at a campaign event in Dundee, the First Minister suggested Westminster will be “engulfed by Brexit for years to come”.
When asked how long it would take for Scotland to become fully independent from the UK, the First Minister did not give a specific timescale but said the Scottish Government would make plans for the country’s future.
Ms Sturgeon said those who pushed to leave the EU did not plan for negotiations or for what the UK would look like after a deal was struck.
She said: “I can understand why proponents of Brexit want to draw the analogy between the Brexit process and independence.
“As much as I oppose Brexit, there was nothing inevitable about the mess that the Brexit process became.
“That was down to the fact that those who advocated Leave in the referendum didn’t put any detail of what it would mean in practice – of the trade-offs and compromises that would be required to implement that – before people.”
Ms Sturgeon accused former Prime Minister Theresa May of “putting down contradictory red lines” in an attempt to “pull the wool over people’s eyes” after the June 2016 vote on EU membership.
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