In a column published on 3 January 2020 in Le Figaro, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed her deep attachment to the European Union, and to all of Scotland. In particular, she reaffirms the need for a referendum to make Scotland an independent nation, so that it can join the Union despite Breguit.
If the hard-won agreement with the European Union on December 24, 2020, satisfies supporters of a “tough” Brexit in the United Kingdom, it increases dissatisfaction in favor of the state’s three other member states. United, along with England, namely Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
The health crisis and its management by Boris Johnson’s government reinforced these states’ mistrust of the British central power, which Brexit had already started. Published on 3 January 2021 by the Scottish Prime Minister In a tribune Le Figaro, Where it confirms its will that Scotland join the European Union … as an independent nation.
“The founding values of the European Union are the very values of Scotland”
“Now we are facing a ‘hard Brexit’, in the worst of times, between an epidemic and an economic downturn, against our will”, she tells. She also remembers: “A vast majority of Scottish people voted to remain in the European Union. it is no wonder. The founding values of the European Union – human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and respect for human rights – are the great values of Scotland ”.
Nicola Sturgeon is therefore calling for a new referendum on Scottish independence. In 2014, the population rejected this possibility, at 55%. But recent polls show that 58% of Scots are in favor of independence.
“As an independent member of the European Union, Scotland will be a partner and mediator, a link not only to building a strong economy and a just society, but also to facilitate understanding between the EU”. United Kingdom “, Pointer Nicholas Sturgeon.
But the holding of such a referendum depends on the will of the British Prime Minister. And Boris Johnson is completely against it.
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