Elections in Scotland | Scottish National Party promises new independence referendum

  Elections in Scotland |  Scottish National Party promises new independence referendum

(Edinburgh) Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday assured that a victory for his independence party in the local elections on 6 May would lead to a new self-judging referendum in the British nation.


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The pro-independence leader told the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, “If the Scottish people voted for a new independence referendum there would be a new independence referendum.”

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First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, during the Question Hour in Parliament in Edinburgh, on 18 March 2021.

Questioned for managing sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor Alex Salmond, eventually cleared by justice, Nicola Sturgeon survived a no-confidence motion on Tuesday.

Nicola Sturgeon, exempted by an independent report of any violation of the Code of Conduct, heads for the elections. She hopes to gain such a majority in the local parliament that it will reject Boris Johnson’s government’s new consultation.

Referendum post pandemic

On Monday the Scottish Government released its draft bill for a new independence referendum after the epidemic.

According to this text, it will be up to the Scottish Parliament to fix the date of the vote, which the local government believes should take place after the health crisis.

The question was asked “Can Scotland become an independent country?” The same would happen in 2014, when the British province decided 55% to remain within the United Kingdom.

Brexit, against which the Scots voted 62% in 2016, has since changed the game and raised wings for the desire for freedom.

In elections, the rift between the leader and his predecessor has weakened Nicola Sturgeon’s support for the party, the SNP, and independence, which still retains very modest gains.

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