In two years, Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon is making that promise in response to her party’s victory in regional elections last week. As far as she is concerned, the plebiscite can take place as soon as the crown pandemic has been averted.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has won 64 of 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament, one too few for an absolute majority. With the support of the eight seats of the Green Party, which is also in favor of independence, there is a large majority in favor of organizing a referendum.
Prime Minister Johnson has invited the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to crisis talks on UK unity in response to the SNP’s election victory. He wants to consult with them on “our common challenges and how we can solve them together in the next period.”
However, it seems unlikely that the British government will give the necessary approval for such a vote. Prime Minister Johnson has previously said don’t give the green light; Today, Minister Gove (Cabinet Affairs) reiterated it. In exchange of Sky News He said the debate over Scottish independence is hampering recovery after the crown crisis.
Sturgeon calls the blocking of a plebiscite “absurd, excessive and undemocratic.” According to the SNP leader, “the will of the Scottish people” cannot be ignored. If necessary, he will take London to court, he threatened.
“There is still a lot of work to do,” Sturgeon tweeted:
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