Nicola Sturgeon's last-ditch bid to derail Brexit if Scotland is not offered special treatment in negotiations

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‘Nicola Sturgeon will threaten to derail Brexit by setting out plans for a second independence referendum unless Theresa May offers Scotland a special deal.

The Scottish First Minister could name the date she intends to hold a new referendum as early as this week, The Telegraph understands, if Mrs May does not bow to her will.

Ms Sturgeon has previously hinted that autumn 2018 would be a suitable time to call a referendum.

The ultimatum is expected to be delivered on Monday morning with the intention of influencing a Commons vote on Monday on MPs being given a “meaningful” say on the final deal offered to Britain by the EU.’

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