Scotland prepares new independence referendum

Scotland prepares new independence referendum

EdinburghSix weeks before the general election in Scotland, the regional government has introduced a bill calling for a new independence referendum. Voters should therefore answer the same question in the 2014 referendum: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” The British government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson vigorously rejected a new referendum.

Responsible member of the Scottish Cabinet, Mike Russell, said on Monday that there was no democratic justification in London to block the vote if pro-independence parties won a majority in the May 6 election.

Russell said the timing of the inquiry should be set in the upcoming legislative period. People in the British part of the country should have the right to choose “how we want to overcome the epidemic and which country we want to live in after the crisis”. According to the Bill, people over the age of 16 can vote in the same way as foreign nationals are eligible to vote in Scotland.

Sturgeon wants Scotland back in EU

In a referendum in 2014, a slim majority voted against independence. Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted that Brexit, which Scotland rejected, changed the conditions. She wants to bring an independent Scotland back to the European Union. Recently, the survey balanced the supporters and detractors of the contingent.

In the regional election, Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) can count on a win. However, it is not yet understood to what extent the internal power struggle will reduce the likelihood of an absolute majority. A committee accused Sturgeon of misleading Parliament. An independent legal opinion, which should be available soon, is decisive.

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