Scotland: Prime Minister wants referendum for independence in 2021

Scotland: Prime Minister wants referendum for independence in 2021

Glasgow | Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday that she wanted to hold a second referendum on the independence of this British province in the event of her party’s victory in local elections next May.

The leader at the Scottish Independence Party (SNP) annual congress said, “Next May, we will ask the Scottish people to trust us to continue building a better country.” “I want your approval, and no one else’s, that a referendum on independence be held quickly after the new parliament is formed.”

The desire for independence is returning to force in Scotland, with a view to the end of the post-Brexit transition and the much criticized handling of the new coronavirus epidemic by London, putting the SNP in a position to score several goals in May. Seats in the decentralized parliament of Holyrood.

A referendum was already held in 2014 and Scots voted 55% to remain in the UK. Since then, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly refused to allow 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 the Scots who voted heavily against leaving the European Union in 2016.

Officially implemented on 31 January, Brexit will become a reality at the end of the transition period on 1 January. As the deadline draws near, 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, who was “serious short-term damage” and “worse in the long run.” “Warns. Daud “.

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“Freedom will not distract us from rebuilding after Kovid”, he said, on the contrary “it is necessary to get it”.

“You need to ask yourself who do you trust to rebuild our economy, the Scottish government you chose or Boris Johnson’s Brexiters gang?” She said in early October, in a poll conducted by Ipsos Mori Credited “very strong” public support to the leader, 72% were satisfied with the management of the epidemic.

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