Scotland is seeking a second vote on independence by next year

Scotland is seeking a second vote on independence by next year

Effects of Brexit

In view of the increasing popularity, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon challenges London and wants a new referendum. The Johnson government, which is responsible for delivering it, excludes counseling “for at least a generation”

By Nicole Degli Innocenti

(AFP)

In view of the increasing popularity, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon challenges London and wants a new referendum. The Johnson government, which is responsible for delivering it, excludes counseling “for at least a generation”

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A referendum on Scotland’s independence is to be held and in no time: Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has returned to seek a second vote within the next year to challenge London.
The leader said, “For several reasons the referendum should take place at the beginning of the new parliament.” Scottish National Party (SNP). The elections will take place in Scotland on 6 May 2021 and the predictions are a resounding victory for the SNP, which already dominate Holyrode. It is up to the British Premier to give Edinburgh the right to proceed with the second referendum on independence. Boris Johnson rejected the idea of ​​allowing a vote, which could split the UK.

Johnson: Closed the question “for at least one generation”
However, Sturgeon insisted that she is relying on an electoral victory to force Johnson’s hand in May. A clear majority for the SNP would be a clear mandate for a second referendum and the leader’s calculation is that the British Prime Minister’s continued refusal to give the Scots a voice would be considered undemocratic. No person had won by 55% for independence. Vote in the first referendum of 2014. The position of the London government is that the vote took place, with the Scots choosing to remain part of the United Kingdom and the question closed “for at least a generation”, as Johnson said. Scottish Affairs Minister Alister Jack said there would be no referendum, at least “for 25 or 40 years”.

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Freedom ahead in elections
From 2014 to the present day, however, many things have changed. This year, for the first time since then, all vote surveys have seen a 51% to 59% increase in support for Scottish independence, the reason being Brexit. Many Scots who voted in favor of staying in Britain in 2014 have now changed their mind because it is important for them to remain part of the European Union. Scotland seems European for historical and cultural reasons. Three quarters of Scots voted against Brexit in the EU referendum in June 2016 and, as Sturgeon has reiterated, “Scotland does not want to be pulled out of the EU against its will”.

Now the priority is epidemic
However, the Premier insisted that his priority now is to overcome the coronovirus emergency. “I have spent my whole life believing and fighting for freedom, but now I am the head of Scotland – Sturgeon said -. My main responsibility is the health of the citizens and I want to focus on it». In Europe Scotland has been hit hard by the epidemic, with an increase in fewer infections than in England and Spain alone. A population of 5.4 million has killed more than 3,600 people and the nation has been in lockdown for weeks, but Sturgeon’s popularity has been in recent months. According to polls, the majority of Scots believe that the Prime Minister is managing the health emergency well and that the right tone is above all, acknowledging that he made mistakes and people with great humility, sympathy and transparency Addressed. 74 percent of respondents approved the management of Sturgeon while Johnson received only 19 percent.

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