Scotland calls on Britain to ‘cooperate’ on new independence referendum

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Scottish leader, Nicola Sturgeon, wants to hold a new referendum on her nation’s independence in 2023. But still facing the denial of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday asked the British government to show “cooperation” by authorizing a new referendum on her nation’s independence, which Boris Johnson strongly opposes.

In a closing speech at her party’s annual convention, the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon said that “their approach to government and politics would, as far as possible, be cooperation and not confrontation”.

“So it is in the spirit of cooperation that I hope the Scottish and UK governments can come to an agreement – as we did in 2014 – to allow the democratic wishes of the people of Scotland to be heard and respected.” That said, referring to the previous consultation which was marked by a 55% victory for the camp in favor of keeping the UK.

“once per generation”

The popular Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold this new referendum until the end of 2023, first setting herself the goal of overcoming the crisis associated with the pandemic. His party won local elections in May and joined forces with the Greens, who also support the organization of a referendum. But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has the final word on authorizing this referendum, believes such a consultation can only happen “once per generation” and would be a source of division.

For Nicola Sturgeon, Brexit was a game-changer, with Scots opposing it with 62% of the vote. On Monday, it called for Britain’s exit from the European Union with a “combination of the pandemic” and a deep hostility due to “increased costs for manufacturers”, “certain food shortages” and “labour shortages in many sectors”. condemned the effect. Immigration Policy”. She wants Scotland to join the European Union as an independent state.

“It is not for the Government of London to “decide our future without the consent of the people who live here,” he said. “As an independent country, cooperation between our friends in Scotland and the rest of Britain will continue, but On better grounds: Scotland will be an equal partner.”


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