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Scotland is already taking steps to hold a referendum on independence and believes it is a matter of when rather than if the country separates from the rest of Britain, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday.

Scotland is already taking steps to hold a referendum on independence and believes it is a matter of when rather than if the country separates from the rest of Britain, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday.

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  1. This is an eye catching headline but if you read the article it’s kind of saying nothing.

    >“We are taking in Scotland the steps required to ensure that a referendum can be held that is legal and legitimate so the result can be accepted and agreed both at home and internationally,”

    So she is not saying she will hold her own referendum, she is still trying to get permission from Boris.

  2. I literally can’t remember a time when she hasn’t been saying this. How is this news?

  3. Self determination is the right of all free people.

  4. How would Scotland feel about becoming the next Canadian province?

  5. Just wait til the UK actually leaves the EU at the end of the year, probably with no trade deal. Scotland will overwhelmingly want independence.

    EDIT: Just to explain my reasoning, Scotland voted 55/45 against independence in 2014, and 62/38 against leaving the EU in 2016. If the UK leave with no deal and the predicted economic disruptions occur, I expect another referendum could swing heavily towards independence.

  6. >Sturgeon pointed to the British election in December, in which her Scottish National Party had won 80% of seats in Scotland on an anti-Brexit and pro-independence platform, as a clear sign that Scottish people did not see a future shared with the rest of Britain.

    This is very misleading, while the SNP did win 80% of Scottish seats they actually only received 45% of the votes, with the majority of people voting for Union parties. This is due to a quirk of our electoral system that means the SNP receive about twice the representation they should in Westminster.

  7. I know a lot of Scottish people who don’t really care about Brexit or leaving the EU. They said they voted for the Scottish Party purely because the policies of the other parties don’t really concern Scotland, and with SNP at least they feel heard.

    I wonder how many other people in Scotland voted for SNP because of the same reasons?

  8. Since when? The snp said that they would not hold any sort of “illegal” referendum, ie without the consent of Westminster.

    There has been no indication that Westminster will allow any sort of referendum

  9. This website has such a confused relationship with nationalism.

  10. Plot twist: England leaves the UK first so as not to give Scotland the satisfaction. Then north Ireland invites Ireland into the kingdom.

  11. >Sturgeon said Prime Boris Johnson’s pre-Brexit promises to the fishing industry – that Britain could take back control of its waters and still have access to the EU market on which it depends heavily – would be “very difficult” to deliver.

    So, first minister *Sturgeon* is particularly worried that the government in London lied about restoring Scottish *fishing* rights and markets. Are the writers for our reality even trying any more?

  12. Nicola wants it to be her that is the instrument of independence and that is the greatest danger the independence movement faces. She acted too soon last time. Now she wants to act too soon again. There should be no referendum until the middle of 2021 when folk can see the effects of leaving the EU and the deal the UK government has made.

    Then we can argue that the vote is based upon the knowledge of the deal. But she is in a hurry and Scotland is a one party state and she is that party’s leader.

  13. So… what is stopping Johnson from saying “No”.

  14. in other words, it’s Tuesday

  15. Nicola Sturgeon keeps on saying things she can’t back up.

  16. Brexit has made this inevitable.

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