Freedom for Scotland? – Why so many Scots want to become independent | NDR.de

Scotland is headstrong. Nice. A vast country, but also barren and often hostile. That shapes the people there. Always. And for centuries, despite the many differences, they have been bound to England in a kind of love-hate relationship. Just – how much longer?

If the ruling Scottish National Party wins the elections in May, then Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon will again vote on independence from Great Britain. With or without permission from the British.

Since the hated Brexit, the polls have been clear: a clear majority of Scots is now for independence. Because many Scots feel like Europeans and want to go back to the EU. Even if that could lead to great economic uncertainty. But what do the Scots expect from independence?

In search of answers, ARD correspondent Annette Dittert crossed the country from the Scottish-English border to the Highlands before the election.

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Scotland and the people there are headstrong. A vast country, beautiful, but also barren and often unwelcoming. That has always shaped the residents there. And for centuries, despite the many differences, they have been bound to England in a kind of love-hate relationship. Only: how much longer?

If the ruling Scottish National Party wins the election in May 2021 again, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon will vote again on independence from Great Britain. With or without permission from the British.

Since the hated Brexit, the polls have been clear: a clear majority of Scots is now for independence. Because many Scots feel like Europeans and want to go back to the EU. Even if that could lead to great economic uncertainty. But what do the Scots expect from independence?

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In search of answers, ARD correspondent Annette Dittert crossed the country from the Scottish-English border to the Highlands before the election.

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