Scotland is preparing for the second independent referendum in 2021: Due to Brexit
According to Reuters news on the 24th, Sterkin made the above statement at the Scottish Parliament speech that day. Sterkin said that the Scottish Parliament should offer Scotland two options, either to leave the UK with the UK or to become an independent European country in the future. Sterkin said that by the end of 2019, the British Parliament will enact a decentralized parliamentary bill; in the future, Scotland with 8% of British voter rights will not have to look at London's face to act. However, Sterkin is also worried that the London approval of the case will eventually challenge or challenge Scotland's independent referendum on the bill.
It is reported that Scotland is a political partner of England for more than 300 years and is also part of the United Kingdom. It fell by 10% in the 2014 independent referendum. But the disengagement of the Brexit has made the relationship between Scotland and London tense. In the 2016 referendum, the UK decided to withdraw from the EU with 52% to 48% of the vote, with Wales and England voting to support Brexit, while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay in Europe.
In the 2014 referendum campaign, the EU said that the only way for Scotland to stay in the EU is to stay within the British system. The Scottish National Party (SNP), the Scottish ruling party, said the second referendum was justified because Scotland is now being forced to exclude the EU against its will.
As the Scots became increasingly dissatisfied with the Brexit, the supportive independents put more and more pressure on Sterkin, and they asked the chief minister to provide a clear direction for the public to break through the Brexit barrier. The United Kingdom is caught in the political chaos brought about by Brexit. At present, the public is not sure whether Britain will, when, or even want to leave the European Union.
John Curtice, a professor of political science at Strathclyde University and a leading opinion polling expert in the UK, said that Sterkin needs to meet the wishes of his supporters while keeping his choice open. Curtis said that once the Brexit happens, Sterling may hold a new vote in the UK before October or November 2020.
Previously, the Scottish government held a referendum on independence from the UK on September 18, 2014. A total of more than 4 million Scottish voters voted on September 18 from 7 am to 10 pm local time. The results of the referendum were announced on the morning of the next day. The result was 55% against independence and 45% support independence. Based on this result, Scotland stayed in the United Kingdom.