The Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, He asked London show “Spirit of cooperation” and authorize the holding of a new independence referendum. In the closing address of the annual conference of the Scottish National Party (SNP)Sturgeon assured that his “approach to government and politics will be, as far as possible, cooperative and not confrontational.”
“In that spirit of cooperation I hope that the Scottish and British governments can reach an agreement – as we did in 2014 – to allow the democratic wishes of the Scottish people to be heard and respected,” he said, referring to an earlier consultation in which was imposed by 55% stay in the United KingdomTelam reported.
Sturgeon, whose popularity grew due to Brexit and his management of the pandemic, wants to hold the new referendum at the end of 2023, once the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been overcome. His party won regional elections in May and allied to govern with environmentalists, who also support a referendum.
But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which has the last word on whether such a consultation is allowed, strongly opposes it, arguing that one was already held seven years ago. The SNP defends that Brexit changed the situation, since 62% of Scots voted against the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and, however, the nation ended up divorcing the European bloc with the rest of the country against its wish.
Sturgeon on Monday denounced the impact of leaving the European Union, pointing to “rising costs for manufacturers”, “shortages of certain foods” and “labor shortages in many sectors” due to “the combination of the pandemic and a deeply hostile immigration policy. ‘
His party hopes that Scotland can rejoin the European Union as an independent state. It is not up to a government in London “to decide our future without the consent of the people who live here,” he launched.