Scotland hoists the British flag – European Union flag hoisted

Scotland hoists the British flag - European Union flag hoisted

Scotland no longer belongs to the European Union since Brexit, but the country does not want to come to terms with it. Now the Scottish government has taken down the flag of the United Kingdom – but the flag of the European Union flies.

In dispute over a new independence referendum, Scotland sends a new suggestion against the British government. In addition to the Scottish flag, the flag of the European Union is constantly fluttering on government buildings – but not the British Union Jack. Scotland is no longer part of the European Union since Brexit, but is still part of the United Kingdom.

EU flag as a sign of solidarity

The regional government in Edinburgh said, “The EU flag flies to reflect the overwhelming vote of the Scottish people to stay in Europe and to show solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of EU citizens who call Scotland their home.” ” Press Agency. The British flag is flown only on “certain dates and occasions”. The same will continue to happen in future also.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. In 2014, a narrow majority of residents rejected a detachment. At that time, Great Britain was still a member of the European Union.

Sturgeon now argues that the UK’s exit from the European Union has changed the situation. In the 2016 Brexit vote, Scotland explicitly voted to remain in the European Union. London rejected a new poll, but most Scots in the polls have been in favor of independence for months.

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