Scottish independence: nicola sturgeon fires starting gun on referendum read more but there is a bounce these days about salmond, the snp's foreign affairs spokesman at westminster, and that should worry anyone who wants to see the united kingdom remain intact and it should worry theresa may. To be or not to be according to shakespeare, that is the question the choice for scotland in the autumn of 2014 is to be or not to be an independent country simple question some observers of the referendum debate would say it is not both sides agreed last year that the electoral commission should scrutinise the snp. If they want it, scots should have another referendum on leaving the uk -- just not yet. The prospect of brexit and another independence referendum means that scotland already faces an uncertain future but a canadian author has proposed, in what he calls a flight of fancy in an ideal world, that his country should ask scotland to become its eleventh province in an article published this. Edinburgh (reuters) - a second scottish independence referendum is “highly likely”, first minister nicola sturgeon said on friday, raising the prospect that the united kingdom could tear itself apart after voting to leave the european union. Scottish independence is a political aim of various political parties, advocacy groups, and individuals in scotland for the country to become an independent sovereign state a national referendum was held in scotland on 18 september 2014 voters were asked to answer either yes or no to the question: should scotland.
Don't know – 134% = public support for a second referendum is split, with a small majority (52/48) of scots currently against holding a second referendum: should there be indyref2 if there was a referendum tomorrow with the question should scotland be an independent country, how would you vote yes – 478%. Scottish first minister nicola sturgeon's call for a new independence referendum, condemned by british prime minister theresa may for threatening huge and if scotland tried argue that it should remain in the eu even as the rest of the uk left, european diplomats would be faced with an unprecedented. The day was september 14th 2014 and there i was, a newly settled english student in edinburgh, awaiting the results of a critical historic referendum i can still distinctly recall my uk fervour at the time back in 2014, i was adamant that there was no need to bring a successful 300-year union to an end. Recent polls suggest people in scotland don't want a second referendum, on balance, although this wasn't the case just after the uk voted to leave the eu in june last year a poll just after the eu referendum found that 47% of people thought there should be another referendum on scottish independence.
Last year, banks voiced their concern that brexit could see the end of the royal bank of scotland because not only would it have to deal with the economic fallout like the rest of the sector, it is also uniquely placed in suffering from a second potential scottish independence referendum after that. The year is 2027 the uk, or what's left of it, has been out of the european union for almost a decade scotland has been out of the united kingdom for more than five years both divorces were more acrimonious than any side thought possible like all such splits, it ended in some messy compromises,.
The appetite for a second referendum will disappoint the snp, however, with yougov's latest scotland survey finding just 37% of scots backing a second independence referendum and 50% opposed should they be successful in forcing another vote, the results would be almost identical to last time, with. The latest bmg poll for the herald reveals an overwhelming majority of scots oppose the idea of a second independence referendum to be held this year the results show, with don't in your opinion, should there be another independence referendum within the next year total - dk/pnts excluded. What has theresa may said about scottish independence theresa may in june had repeated her call for the first minister to drop her demands for a second referendum the prime minister said: “what i think nicola sturgeon should be saying today is that she is going to completely take off the table the. Spain: independent scotland would be at the back of eu queue read more at the very least that means an independent scotland would spend a period outside the eu while it waited to rejoin in the worst-case scenario, it would find its path back to the eu blocked for a very long time scots should.
Scottish first minister nicola sturgeon said in a new interview that scotland will be independent from the rest of the uk by 2025 the scottish leader said, “i think scotland will be independent, yes, but, you know, that's a choice for the scottish people,” when asked by itv tonight host julie etchingham if. They question whether an independence scotland would be accepted into nato and say membership of the eu would only come with strict conditions 9 the bbc should not be put at risk anti-independence campaigners say a yes vote would mean breaking up the bbc, which they say is the best public. It might not be easy for an independent scotland to join the european union or to maintain an open border with britain (it now sends nearly two-thirds of its exports to the rest of britain) you have 4 free articles remaining subscribe to the times scotland should have the right to reconsider its future now.
It also found a majority of scots want decisions about fishing and farming to be made in scotland post-brexit with 62 per cent saying decisions about fishing should be made by the scottish government once powers have been repatriated from brussels, and 59 per cent believing the same for farming. As the snp's autumn conference draws to a close, first minister nicola sturgeon has said that the case for scottish independence grows stronger by the day due to the “chaos” caused by brexit in what was once tagged scotland's 'yes city', do dundonians still agree that a breakaway from the united. More questions how would you vote in a scottish independence referendum if held now (asked after the eu referendum) how would you vote in the in the scottish independence referendum if held now (asked after the referendum) should scotland be an independent country.
The scottish national party, whose central aim is independence, won the 2011 scottish parliament election by a landslide, giving them a mandate to stage the vote on referendum day itself, voters across scotland will head to polling booths to answer the yes/no question: should scotland be an independent country. Examining the scottish government's white paper dr nicola mcewen, university of edinburgh in september 2014, scots will be asked to decide on the following question: should scotland be an independent country yes/no this blunt proposition would normally be interpreted as a 'hard' referendum question, offering a. In terms of trade – with the usa, the eu and with the rest of the uk – an independent scotland with membership of the eu single market is in a strong position for further future expansion an independent scotland should maintain good partnership with its neighbours, yet decrease their dependency on the ruk by increasing. Sturgeon will move a vote in the scottish parliament next week that will authorize her to begin section 30 discussions with the uk government — the legal mechanism for triggering an independence referendum may will have to give consent for any vote to go ahead but privately downing street officials.