She told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme: “Let’s stop obsessing all the time about when we might get the chance to vote on independence again. Instead, let’s engage people in the substantive arguments. Let’s address people who still ask the question why should Scotland be independent.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The First Minister claimed Scotland would still have “options”, even if a new vote did not take place by March next year, when the UK leaves the EU. She plans a statement on the timing of indyref2 in the autumn, and it was suggested… Nicola Sturgeon has told independence supporters to “stop obsessing” about when a second independence referendum will take place, while appearing to admit it may not be until after Brexit.