Scotland’s leader says she intends to hold a legal referendum on independence from the UK if she wins Scottish elections scheduled for May. Such a move would put First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on a collision course with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who opposes another secession vote. Scotland voted to remain in the UK by a margin of 55 per cent to 45 per cent in a 2014 referendum. Sturgeon argues that Brexit has transformed the situation since then by dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will.
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??????? A hugely significant moment. This is the 20th poll in a row to indicate a sustained majority in favour of Scottish independence:
Source: Panelbase, January 19th-22nd 2021. https://t.co/o4WBIoY6gg
— Ross Colquhoun (@rosscolquhoun) January 23, 2021