The British government must agree before Scotland can hold a legally binding referendum, and May condemned Sturgeon’s push for an independence vote, accusing the Scottish leader of sowing uncertainty and division.
She said by then, details of Britain’s post-Brexit deal with the European Union would be clear and Scottish voters would be able to make “an informed choice”. But now the country looks like it’s ready to have another go at dismantling the United Kingdom, with Sturgeon saying she was eyeing a vote somewhere between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019, when terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union became clearer.
But Sturgeon, leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), also held out the possibility of a compromise with the British government, saying: “I am not turning my back on further discussion”. “Another such referendum would split society and would cause enormous economic uncertainty at the worst possible moment”.
Most people agree Scotland leaving the United Kingdom would be bad for Britain, according to new polling which finds voters divided on a second independence referendum.
Underlining the basis on which she is spearheading the demand of second referendum, Sturgeon replied that Scottish populace is aggrieved with the decision of Brexit taken by UK.
The day after announcing that another vote on whether Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom could take place as early as next autumn, the Scottish First Minister warned Mrs May not to use a “Downing Street diktat” to delay the referendum.
A Sky Data poll on Monday showed 53% opposed a second independence referendum to 44.7% who supported one.
Sturgeon has already indicated that the autumn of 2018 could be a “common sense” time for a referendum, but there has been speculation that Downing Street may attempt to delay another vote until after Britain has exited the EU.
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Barr says the polls “do not indicate a shift in support in Scotland for independence”.
For example, El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, argued that Brexit could cost Spain 1 billion euros in lost exports, while Seb Dance, a Labour member of the European Parliament, told CNBC that he believes both France and Germany are too focused on dealing with “domestic policies” to be overly concerned with providing Britain with attractive trade negotiations. They are then expected to wrap up in spring 2019.
A second Scottish independence referendum could turn into a Greek tragedy, an MP warned last night.