The Scottish Parliament supported the holding of a new referendum on independence
LONDON, Mar 28 — RIA Novosti, Maria Tobacco. The Assembly (Parliament) of Scotland, as expected, on Tuesday supported the idea of first Minister Nicola Sturgeon to hold a new referendum on independence for the region.
Deputies led by Sturgeon of the Scottish national party (SNP) with the support of “green” has gained the required majority of votes and thereby gave the first Minister the right to submit to the British Parliament an official request to conduct a new referendum.
The vote was to take place on 22 March, but on this day there was a terrorist attack in London, and Scottish parliamentarians decided to postpone the completion of debate and vote on March 28.
In June last year, the Scotland, unlike the UK, voted against secession from the EU. Last week, the first Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish national party (SNP) Sturgeon announced that since she did not see the part of the British government desire to listen to the interests of the Scots, it would seek a new referendum on independence for the region. In 2014, the Scots voted against secession from the United Kingdom, but, according to Sturgeon, Brexit is a serious change in the situation, but because the people of Scotland are eligible for re-shaping his destiny. Sturgeon promised to hold a referendum in the period between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, before the British exit from the EU.
Against the idea of holding a new referendum act of the Scottish conservatives, labour and the liberal Democrats. During the two-day debate, they accused the Sturgeon in political manipulation and that she only thinks of how to hold a referendum, not caring about the welfare of the Scots.
On the way to holding a new plebiscite Sturgeon are in for a real battle with the British Parliament and the government. Prime Minister Theresa may on the eve reiterated that before the British exit from the EU to talk about new referendum on Scottish independence is not worth it.