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The SNP leader believes that obtaining a pro-independence majority in the 129-seat local parliament would deprive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of any “democratic, electoral or moral justification” for opposing the referendum.
In 2014, 55% of the Scots chose to remain in Britain.
Johnson says that this referendum can only be used “once in every generation,” but supporters of a new referendum suggest that Britain’s exit from the European Union (which was opposed by the Scots at 62%) changed the rules of the game.
This is especially true for the fishing and agricultural sectors, which have been severely damaged by leaving the European Union.
After a series of opinion polls in recent months gave supporters of independence a majority, it appears that the trend is heading in the opposite direction today.
A poll conducted by Savant Commerce this week predicted that 49% of Scots will vote “no” in a referendum to be held immediately, while 42% will vote yes.
Nicola Sturgeon, who has gained strong confidence among the Scots, intends to wait for the end of the epidemic, while her party promises to hold a referendum by 2023.
And Nicola Sturgen believes that independence will make Scotland, with a population of 5.5 million, “a more just and prosperous country,” and in the long term it will seek to return to the European Union.
But anti-independence activists speak of risks.
Scottish Conservative Party leader Douglas Ross said a new referendum would be a “distraction” from the main issues.
His labor counterpart Anas Sarwar said that Scotland needed political leaders “who wanted to unify” the United Kingdom “and not divide us.”