Edinburgh In the controversy over a new independence referendum, Scotland sends a new tip against the British government. In addition to the Scottish flag, the European Union flag now consistently flutters on government buildings – but not the British “Union Jack”. Scotland no longer belongs to the European Union after Brexit, but is still part of the United Kingdom.
The regional government in Edinburgh said “the EU flag is waving to reflect the overwhelming vote of the Scottish people to stay in Europe and symbolize solidarity with the hundreds of EU citizens who call Scotland their home . ” The British flag will be hoisted only on “certain dates and occasions” with the German press agency. This will continue to happen.
Sturgeon needs a second independence referendum
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for a second referendum on independence from Britain. In 2014, a slim majority of residents rejected a detachment. However, at the time, Great Britain was still a member of the EU. Sturgeon is now arguing that conditions on Britain’s exit from the European Union changed. In the 2016 Brexit vote, Scotland explicitly voted to remain in the European Union. London rejects a new poll, but most Scots have been in favor of independence for months.
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