Scots say 58% in favor of independence, a record

Scots say 58% in favor of independence, a record

Scottish flag and the European Union on 21 August 2020 in Edinburgh. David Cheskin / AP / Sipa

This is a record that should not go unnoticed in the context of stuck talks. Brexi. An unprecedented majority of 58% of Scots now say they are in favor of gaining independence from the region United KingdomAccording to a survey released on Wednesday by the Ipsos Mori Institute.

The population salutes the work of the Prime Minister

Done between 2 and 9 October, the study also shows that Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has “very strong” public support for the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), which is 72% satisfied to deal with the epidemic Of coronavirus. The team therefore appears in a position of strength ahead of local elections in May 2021. The SNP, responsible for making its own decisions in matters of education, health and transportation, could win several seats in the decentralized parliament of Holyrode.

‘If the SNP gets a majority in next year’s local elections, our poll suggests that there will be significant public pressure for the UK central government to transfer powers to the Scottish Parliament for a second independence referendum. From the field, Ipsos Mori Scotland managing director Emily Gray commented. Such an election was conducted in 2014 and the Scots voted 55% to remain in the United Kingdom. Since then, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Repeatedly denied permissionScotland To hold a new referendum, arguing that it was a vote that took place “once in a generation”.

Brexit has changed the game

Nicola Sturgeon has promised to fix each other’s terms and date before local elections in May. referendum, Assuming Brexit was a game-changer for the Scots. The British province actually voted heavily in 2016 against leaving the European Union, having been adopted nationally and effectively since late January. “It is precisely because the British government is turning back on cooperation and solidarity (with Europe) that Scotland needs a new way forward”, pleaded the Scottish Prime Minister in a German newspaper editorial on Thursday world.

She blames Boris Johnson for the way trade talks are going on after Brexit. “The Scottish Government is convinced that the best future for our country is an independent nation within the European Union”, she pleaded with German readers.



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