majority of voters Scotland Wants a new referendum on the independence of this British nation, showing the flaws born of
Brexit and increasing the pressure
boris johnson so that he can accept such a ballot. According to a survey released on Sunday by Sunday Times, 50% of Scottish voters are in favor of holding an independence referendum. Leaving undecided, 52% of respondents support independence.
The published poll also indicates that 51% of voters in Northern Ireland want a referendum on Ireland’s reunification, showing another crack in the unity of the state. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is also the leader of the SNP separatists, has been pleading for months to hold a referendum on Scottish independence, after losing from her camp in 2014 when 55% of Scots said “no”. for freedom.
Brexit strengthened Scottish independence
She specifically calls for Brexit, which happened against the will of most Scots, as an argument to separate itself from the United Kingdom. He hopes that once independent, Scotland can eventually join the European Union. While the British voted 51.9% for Brexit in 2016, Scots 62% were opposed to leaving the European Union. But the decision to hold a new referendum rests with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who vehemently denies.
“Boris Johnson is clearly afraid of the judgment of the Scottish people,” condemned Nicola Sturgeon, interviewed this Sunday on the BBC. A strong SNP victory in the local elections next May will put further pressure on London to accept a new consultation. UK election expert John Curtis has predicted from the current polls that the SNP will come out on top and win seven seats from 2016.
Sturgeon wants a “legal” referendum
The SNP has unveiled a ‘roadmap for the referendum’, saying these elections would be followed by a ‘legal referendum’ after the pandemic if there is a pro-independence majority in the Scottish Parliament. The party says it will “strongly” oppose any legal challenge by the British government. Asked about the possibility of overriding London’s refusal after the election and holding an advisory referendum, Nicola Sturgeon said she wanted a “legal referendum”.
“The question is not about what I want or what Boris Johnson wants, it is about what the Scots want and there is more and more evidence that they want freedom,” he said. he told the BBC.
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