Second referendum plan – new effort for an independent Scotland

Ein Mann und eine Frau laufen mit Schottland-Flaggen an einem Waldstück entlang, 18. September 2020  (imago images / Julien Marsault)

“” Oh what your wife is nervous about, stirring up Timing Beastie “. He is afraid of democracy. “

In a poem by Robert Burns, Nicola Sturgeon described Prime Minister Johnson’s fear of democracy. On the anniversary through the song “Old Long Sin”, Scotland’s most famous poet, the Prime Minister of Scotland once again called for a second independence referendum.

“Elections predict a clear majority in favor of Scottish independence if the Scottish National Party wins the election in a few months’ time that people vote for it.”

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Another referendum?

“Which Democrats opposed it? Boris Johnson is simply afraid of the Scots’ decision,” Sturgeon said. If this decision were made today, according to a Sunday Times poll, 49 percent of Scott would have voted and 44 percent against independence. Brexit changed the mood. A clear majority in the last referendum was in favor of remaining in Britain.

Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish National Party, SNP, parliamentary group, said, “After this, we were told that if we stayed in Britain, our rights would be respected by EU citizens. Because: Now the Scots are against their will The European Union will have to leave – with noticeable results.

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Even Scottish fishermen hired for Brexit are angry. “We were kidnapped by the government in London,” because at first fishermen did not get full fishing rights given to them, and secondly, due to the expensive and complicated export bureaucracy, they now put their fish immediately into the European Union. do not bring.

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The outrage is growing – also because conservatives have been determining fate in Westminster for decades while leftist nationalists have ruled Edinburgh – one believes, after the elections, and again after the election on 6 May Holyrod, with an absolute majority of 70 seats in the Scottish Parliament.

Ian Blackford: “This will be an opportunity for the Scottish people to vote on an independence referendum upon their return to the European Union.”

Johnson points to 2014

Of course, fighting the epidemic and its consequences is also a priority for the SNP, but the Scottish Parliament has already led to a second referendum. However, no such referendum would be binding without the approval of London.

So far Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been negative: “We had a referendum in 2014 that was the only one in a generation. On this basis, people voted for our wonderful United Kingdom.”

Perhaps Johnson should not be afraid of a referendum. Scotland does three quarters of its trade with England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is subsidized by London with more than £ 2,000 per person. But if Johnson does not give, the Constitutional Court may have to decide. The judgment of the people seems to have already been passed: according to the survey, about half of the British expect Scotland to become independent within ten years.

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