In a column published on 3 January 2020 in Le Figaro, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed her deep attachment to the European Union, and to all of Scotland. In particular, she reaffirms the need for a referendum to make Scotland an independent nation, so that it can join the Union despite Breguit.
Whereas in the United Kingdom, a tight agreement with the European Union on 24 December 2020, Supporters of “hard” Brexit, This increases dissatisfaction in favor of the three other member states of the United Kingdom along with England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
The health crisis and its management by Boris Johnson’s government reinforced the mistrust of these states for the British central power, which Brexit had already started. Published by the Scottish Prime Minister on 3 January 2021 In a tribune Le Figaro, Where it confirms its will that Scotland join the European Union … as an independent nation.
“The founding values of the European Union are the very values of Scotland”
“Now we are facing a ‘hard Brexit’, in the worst of times, between an epidemic and an economic downturn, against our will”, she tells. She also remembers: “A vast majority of Scottish people voted to remain in the European Union. it is no wonder. The founding values of the European Union – human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and respect for human rights – are the great values of Scotland ”.
Nicola Sturgeon is therefore calling for a new referendum on the independence of Scotland. In 2014, the population rejected this possibility, at 55%. But recent polls show that 58% of Scots today are in favor of independence.
“As an independent member of the European Union, Scotland will be a partner and mediator, creating not only a strong economy and a just society, but a link to facilitate understanding between the EU and the United Kingdom”., Pointer Nicholas Sturgeon.
But the holding of such a referendum depends on the will of the British Prime Minister. And Boris Johnson is completely against it.
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