Nicola Sturgeon is on course to get Holyrood’s consent to take her independence referendum demand to Downing Street after the Scottish Greens confirmed their support.
Co-leader Patrick Harvie said his party will back the bid for a section 30 order, which provides the means of holding a referendum. That gives the SNP’s minority administration the pro-independence majority required to win the backing of the Scottish Parliament next week.
Mr Harvie said: “The Greens welcome the Scottish Parliament’s consent being sought for a section 30 order on an independence referendum and we will support it.
“Scotland’s votes and our voice have been ignored by a Tory government at Westminster which we did not vote for and a feeble Labour opposition. The people of Scotland deserve a choice between Hard Brexit Britain and putting our own future in our own hands.”
He said he has been “horrified” by the prime minister’s vision for post-Brexit UK, adding his party’s campaign will be for a “progressive, internationalist, independent Scotland”.
Having secured Holyrood’s support, Ms Sturgeon would be in a position to formally demand another referendum from London.