The Scottish government wishes to hold another referendum to decide whether or not to leave the United Kingdom before the end of 2023. For its part, London strongly opposes the idea.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday reiterated her pledge to hold a new Scottish independence referendum before the end of 2023, despite strong protests in London.
independence referendum on program
“As we emerge from the pandemic, choices must follow that will shape our economy and society for decades to come,” the SNP’s pro-independence leader said. He presented Scottish MPs with his government’s schedule for the coming year.
“If Covid allows it”, continued Nicola Sturgeon, the aim is to hold a self-determination referendum “in the first part of this legislature” before the end of 2023.
So that voters vote “in a fully informed manner”, he specified that his government would “resume work on the detailed brochure that would guide this decision”.
A referendum that will have to go through Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the only one capable of authorizing this referendum, strongly opposes it, believing that such a consultation, had already been held in 2014, and a 55% victory of retention in the United Kingdom. Was marked by, “Once in a generation can’t happen”.
Its minister, Michael Gove, responsible for coordinating the government’s action, has ruled out any fresh consultations ahead of the next legislative elections, scheduled for 2024.
But the SNP, which reached a power-sharing deal with the pro-independence Greens in August, believes Brexit has been a game-changer, with Scots winning 62% of the vote, against the grain of the Kingdom. opposed. – United. For them, the Scottish nation should now be able to join the European Union as an independent state.
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