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Scottish government chief calls for new referendum on independence

The Scottish government boss, Nicola Sturgeon has to be a second Referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, SCHOTT insisted. Your government will launch "soon" a bill for a new Referendum before 2021, said Sturgeon on Wednesday before deputies in Edinburgh. She hoped the green light from Parliament to the end of the year.

The government wants to allow the population a vote on independence before the end of the legislative session in may 2021, and before the next parliamentary elections, said Sturgeon.

approval from London needed

In a first Referendum on independence in 2014, a narrow majority of Scots (55 percent) had against independence from the United Kingdom voted. More significantly, the Scots, the Brexit Referendum in the year 2016 for continued UK membership of the EU (62 per cent).

For a referendum on independence in Scotland, the consent of the government in London is necessary. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May has repeatedly made it clear that it holds a referendum in Scotland. In this attitude, nothing had changed, said a government spokesman on Wednesday. (fal/sda/afp)

Created: 24.04.2019, 16:36 PM

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