BERLIN (Reuters) - It is up to Britain whether there should be a second Scottish independence referendum after Britain voted to leave the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Monday.
"On Scotland, this is an internal British matter which needs to be resolved there following the referendum," Steffen Seibert told a regular government news conference, adding it was not his place to comment as a German government spokesman.
On Saturday, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the devolved government was preparing to present legislation allowing a second independence referendum while continuing discussions on its place within the EU. Referendum results showed there was strong Scottish support for remaining an EU member.
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(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Joseph Nasr; Writing by Caroline Copley; Editing by Michelle Martin)