The Scottish government has been ordered to publish details of legal advice it has received over a potential second independence referendum.

The government had refused to make the advice public, arguing that it would breach legal professional privilege

It has now been given a deadline of 10 June to publish parts of the advice by the country’s information commissioner.

The commissioner said the “exceptional” public interest in seeing the advice outweighed the legal privilege.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly said she wants to hold indyref2 next year after passing a referendum bill in the Scottish Parliament.

But the UK government has shown no sign that it would be willing to give the formal consent that ensured the legality of the 2014 referendum, in which voters backed remaining in the UK by 55% to 45%.

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