“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”.
“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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