the scottish parliament is expected to support scottish first minister nicola sturgeon on her bid to hold a new independence referendum.the vote is planned on wednesday following a two-day debate which was being held despite opposition from london. “for the uk government to stand in the way of scotland even having a choice would be, in my view, wrong, unfair and utterly unsustainable,” sturgeon said on tuesday.she added that any attempt to block an independence referendum shows british prime minister theresa may fears the verdict of the scottish people.“they are now terrified of the verdict of the scottish people,” she told her supporters in the city of aberdeen.may rejected sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum last week. she suggested a re-run could be as little as 18 months away, and by spring 2019 at the latest, before britain leaves the european union.the uk expects to invoke article 50 of the eu treaty, the mechanism for starting the brexit process.the united kingdom held a referendum in last june in which britons voted by a 52-48 percent margin to leave the eu, the first member state ever to do so.the scottish lawmakers’ backing allows sturgeon to renew her call. this is while in a referendum back in june 2014, 55 percent of scottish people backed staying in the uk.but according to the scottish national party (snp), the political landscape...