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Uncertainty around Brexit has put Irish reunification and Scottish independence back “on the table,” the former head of the British Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service has admitted.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is wrong to reject SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s request for a second Scottish independence referendum, and his decision could even lead to more trouble for London, George Galloway says.
PM Boris Johnson has rejected SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s request for a second Scottish independence referendum, claiming it “would continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the last decade.”
Thousands of protesters have braved rain and strong wind in Glasgow to take to the streets in support of the second independence referendum, which has once again come to the fore, in light of the looming Brexit.
Scotland’s first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said that the UK government has a “democratic duty” to allow Scotland to vote for its independence for a second time, otherwise “all options” will be considered.
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has cautioned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson against trying to block a second independence referendum, asserting that her country cannot be kept in the United Kingdom by force.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will likely use its electoral gains to tee up another independence referendum, Dr. Paul Monaghan, a former SNP MP, told RT, adding that Brexit will likely accelerate a split with the UK.
While UK PM Boris Johnson has scored a major win, the other big story of the UK election is the “overwhelming triumph” of the pro-independence SNP, said former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
The Scottish Nationalist Party is on course to make major gains in next month’s UK election amid a surge in support for independence, a new poll has found.