In the streets of Edinburgh, no one to drink for one last Thursday until 2020: the Pentagrammatic celebration of “Hogemene” has been canceled by imprisonment. And Scott is watching, sadly, the implementation of Brexit, with many wanting it to be the trigger for their independence.
The Royal Mile, where some of Scotland’s rides – tartan, whiskey or fried chocolate bar stands – have silence, darkness and snow showers.
At 11am local time, when the rest of the UK slips between two cuts to Prosecco, the deadline for this latest Brexit, Zoe Stewart, like most Scots, who voted 62% against this exit in 2016, has never been. Neither did it seem that it was out of touch. Along with the rest of the country.
“It is really sad to leave the European Union, but when it is all over, I believe that we should really adopt the process of independence”, she says, with full enthusiasm, in our own choices To be able and not always able to render. For those in England “, often called” Westminster “by name of district of British Parliament.
For Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP’s Independence Party, there is indeed a political momentum to play and a desperation on which to capitalize from 1 January.
His party is also a favorite in local elections in May next year and insists on a desire to achieve a new referendum of self-determination after being defeated by separatists in 2015.
A strong SNP win next year will put more pressure on London to accept another referendum, which was already dubbed “indyref2”. And if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to grant this referendum, they risk a constitutional crisis.
– 2021 Decisive Year? –
According to the latest poll conducted by Savita Komos for the Scotsman in mid-December, 58% of Scots now support a break with an all-time high United Kingdom.
“It is very difficult to spot a trend. There are ups and downs in it. The first half of 2020 was about 50/50. The second semester shows a majority of above 50% and up to 59%, mainly against the backdrop of managing the Kovid crisis, ”analyzes Nicola McEwan, professor of political science at the University of Edinburgh.
The popular Scottish Prime Minister, who began hosting Kovid points on 20 March and has since produced 150 Kovid points as “a model of factual credibility, sound advice and caution” by the local daily The Guardian in its local management The health crisis compared to what is perceived by Boris Johnson as more uncertain.
Mike Blackshaw, under the portrayal of the dapper prime minister, is already conducting an online campaign for this fictional referendum from his “Yes Cafe”, a group of neighborhood freedom activists.
Badges and T-shirts are already ready. They now mix two flags, light Scotland blue and European royal blue, white crosses and stars. “The year 2021 will be a defining year for the independence movement”, wants to believe the veteran of the cause with a long white beard.
And for the Scottish tradition of “first rung”, it’s the first step at midnight on the threshold of the symbolic house that brings good luck for the new year, with Mike Blackshaw’s only wish: “A referendum in September, win it and Then I can die in peace ”.
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