Scotland is starting preparations for a new referendum on independence

Scotland is starting preparations for a new referendum on independence

Scotland’s first Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that she would seek the permission of the regional Parliament to hold a repeated referendum on independence because the majority of Scots voted against “breccia” and want to stay in the EU.

By law, before filing a request for a referendum in the UK government, the Sturgeon must obtain the approval of the Scottish Parliament.

According to Nicola Sturgeon, she would like to vote between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

In Scotland do not agree with the results of the referendum on UK membership in the EU. The majority of Scots — 62% — during the last in June 2016 referendum voted for the preservation of Britain’s membership in the Union.

In early September, Sturgeon announced that the Scottish government had begun preparing the legal framework for holding a new referendum on independence.

In September 2014 Scotland has a referendum on independence from the UK.

Supporters of independence then lost: 55.3% of Scots voted against secession of Scotland from the United Kingdom.

“It is too late”

Scotland, according to Nicola Sturgeon, to defend their interests against “breccia”.

“It’s not only in our relations with Europe. At stake is what kind of country we will be”, — said the head of the Scottish government at a specially organized press conference in her residence in Edinburgh.

“It is important that Scotland exercised their right to choose their future at a time when the situation will be clearer than it is now. But it should be done before it’s too late to choose our own way,” said Sturgeon.

Details of the procedure for holding a referendum to decide the Parliament of Scotland.