MPSs at Holyrood have backed calls for there to be a second independence referendum.

Today, 64 to 54 voted in favour of a motion calling for a referendum to be held "so that the people of Scotland can decide whether they wish to be an independent country".

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This comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was denied earlier this month by Prime Minister Borison Johnson to hold a second referendum on the matter.

He told Nicola Sturgeon in an open letter that the 2014 independence referendum was a "once in a lifetime" vote.

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The Scottish Government has proposed that the vote should happen in 2020, but would need to acquire powers from Westminster to hold the vote. 

Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem amendments were all voted down.