Brexit: Scotland is planning a new independence referendum

Brexit: Scotland is planning a new independence referendum

Been the head of the government for years Nikola Sturgeon Leader of separatists in Scotland – Now she wants to bring a new independence referendum on the way. In a draft law, exact questions have to be specified for the time frame, status, and vote.

In the next general election in May 2021, she will campaign for Scotland to become an independent country that can decide its own future.

Sturgeon cannot force a referendum

But Sturgeon cannot be obliged to hold a referendum, it needs the approval of London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly clarified that he will not allow a second referendum. For her, the question was clarified in the first referendum in 2014.

At the time, about 55 percent of Scots spoke against secession from the United Kingdom. However, Sturgeon said he was released through circumstances Brexi Changed.

In UK general election in December Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party SNP garnered 45 percent of the vote, an increase of 8.1 percentage points. Therefore, the party sees itself as determined in its quest for independence. After the election in December, Sturgeon announced that it would form a new referendum.

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