While European and British negotiators Michel Barnier and David Frost met on November 28 in London to try to find a free trade agreement settling “post-Brexit” from January 1, the Scottish Prime Minister proclaimed: “ Scottish independence is clearly in sight “.
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At the opening of the Scottish Independence Party (SNP) congress, which she leads, Nicola Sturgeon said she did not “Never been so certain” that the British province was going to obtain its independence considering that it was a “Sustained and majority opinion in public opinion”.
A referendum before May 2021?
A poll carried out in early October by Ipsos Mori credited the independence leader with a ” very strong “ public support, 72% satisfied with its management of the pandemic, while that of the British government is widely criticized. As the local elections in May 2021 approach, the SNP could therefore win many seats in the decentralized Parliament of Holyrood, responsible for making its own decisions on education, health and transport. And the Prime Minister promised to fix, before this election, the terms and the date of a second referendum on the independence of the British province, despite the refusal of London.
In 2014, the Scots voted 55% to stay in the United Kingdom but Nicola Sturgeon considers that Brexit has changed the situation, the majority of Scots being opposed to leaving the European Union. ” We must demonstrate with composure and patience that Scotland is ready to take its place in the great family of independent nations ”, she said in front of her troops, gathered in a virtual congress because of the coronavirus.
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