Will Sturgeon get her 2nd Scottish Independence Vote?

  • Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.


    Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following year.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-s…cotland-politics-39255181
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    Brexit today, and perhaps a future conflict in the Middle East or elsewhere may give the Scottish nationalists another excuse for another independence referendum sometime in the future. When will it end?


    The Scottish indy vote was a once in a lifetime decision, so why is this still rumbling on?

  • I don't think May can refuse it, but it's a question of timing. The Krankie wants it before negotiations are complete and I don't think that's going to work. She is trying to influence Brexit for the whole of the UK and since only 1.5 million Scots voted for independence anyway, Sturgeon should be told in no uncertain terms that she won't be getting her own way or her referendum until we are ready.

  • She wants Scotland to remain in Europe and that's why she wants another indy vote before Brexit negotiations are completed.


    She believes and I think she may be correct, that if Scots voted for independence and if this happened within the two years there may be a way for Scotland to remain within the EU.


    If Scotland leaves the UK and this is after the two year Brexit negotiations, then Scotland would have to apply for EU membership as a new applicant. But if the UK (all of us) agreed that the UK was splitting into two separate countries with one wanting to leave the EU and the other wanting to remain, that's how Scotland could stay in the EU. Think of the Czech/Slovak breakup.

  • There seem to be mixed messages about the feelings of the Scots today "Scottish independence support 'at highest ever level'" according to one report and yet a poll on the times front page suggest the opposite. If the EU is losing popularity as well as some reports say, the Scots are going to have make up their mind as to what is their best opinion. In the UK and out of the EU, in the EU but out of the UK, or out of both the EU and the UK which seems extremely unlikely.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-s…cotland-politics-39265997


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-39275042

  • The prime minister has claimed that Scotland will be leaving the European Union regardless of whether or not it votes for independence.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-s…cotland-politics-39282094
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    That may make Scots think twice over independence. Out of Europe and the UK, two huge changes for them should they vote for independence. But, who knows...


    Since this all started back in the 80s with the poll tax then when Tony Blair devolved power handing the Scottish nationalists their own little fiefdom, this has all been heading in one direction.


    Maybe not now, or tomorrow, but one day they will go. Many of us south the border are starting to think better sooner than later.

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