Scotland: Prime Minister wants a referendum on independence in 2021 world | News | Sun

  Scotland: Prime Minister wants a referendum on independence in 2021  world |  News |  Sun

“Next May, we will ask the Scottish people to trust us to continue building a better country,” said the leader at the Scottish Independence Party’s (SNP) annual congress. “In order to quickly hold a referendum on independence after the formation of the new parliament, I will seek your approval and no one else’s.”

The will for independence is returning in force in Scotland, with the approach of an end to the post-Brexit transition and London’s very critical handling of the pandemic of the new coronavirus, putting the SNP in a position to score several goals in May. seats in the decentralized parliament of Holyrood.

A referendum had already taken place in 2014 and Scots voted 55% to remain in the UK. Since then, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly denied allowing Scotland to hold a new ballot, arguing that it was a vote that took place “once in a generation”.


But Nicola Sturgeon argues that Brexit was a game-changer for Scots who voted overwhelmingly against leaving the European Union in 2016.

Officially entered into force on January 31, Brexit will become a reality on January 1 at the end of the transition period. As the deadline draws closer, London and Brussels are still struggling to conclude a free trade agreement.

“In a month, we will face a tough Brexit, whether with a ‘no deal’ or a bad ‘deal,'” warned Nicola Sturgeon, which would cause “serious short-term damage” and “worse damage in the long run.” ” gives a warning. run”.

“Freedom is not going to distract us from rebuilding after COVID”, he said, adding that on the contrary “it must be achieved”.

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“What you need to ask yourself is who do you trust to rebuild our economy, the Scottish government you’ve elected or Boris Johnson’s Brexiters gang?” he announced

In early October, a poll conducted by Ipsos MORI attributed “very strong” public support to the leader, with 72% satisfied with the management of the pandemic.


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