Scotland’s first Minister initiates a new referendum on independence
Scotland’s first Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that after the publication of the terms of a British exit from the European Union, the region will need to hold a new referendum on independence, according to Reuters.
“When we have clarity about “Breccia” and future relations between the UK and the EU, which, we hope, will appear this fall, then I will re-consider the issue of appointment of a referendum on independence,” — said the Minister.
Nicola Sturgeon is a consistent opponent of “Breccia” — it became the sole head of the region, who refused to support the law on withdrawal from the EU. MS Sturgeon became first Minister in November 2014, succeeding Alex Salmond, who resigned following the referendum on independence.
We will remind, the referendum on Scottish independence took place on 18 September 2014, and was attended by nearly 85% of registered voter — 4.2 million people. The participants of the referendum had to answer the question “Should Scotland become an independent country.” As a result, the idea of Scottish independence was supported by 33.7% of those who voted, 55.3% of voters supported its retention in the UK.