British government minister Michael Gove said, in an interview published on Sunday in the Scottish Sunday Mail, that another independence referendum could be held in Scotland, after 2014, when a “united will” of the people of that historic nation could be seen.
“The principle that the Scottish people, in the right circumstances, can ask the question again (whether they want to secede from the United Kingdom) still exists,” he says.
“Simply, I don’t think it’s appropriate, and people don’t think so either, that I ask the question now‘, said the Conservative politician, of Scottish descent.
When asked whether the London government, which should authorize a virtual consultation, intends to oppose it indefinitely – so far it has rejected it -, Goff asserts: “No, if there is clearly a unified will in favor of the referendum, there will be one will”.
The minister did not specify what the prime minister’s government is. Boris Johnson, considered the “united will” of the Scottish electorate.
During 2020, we will support Scottish independence It reached 58%, according to opinion polls, although it fell through 2021. A recent Sunday Times poll estimated the approval rating at 48%.
In the regional elections on May 6, a Scottish National Party (SNP, en ingls) de Nicola Sturgeon It remained at the gates of an absolute majority, with 64 of the necessary 65 seats (out of a total of 129 in the Edinburgh Parliament), but managed to ally with the seven deputies of the Green Party, also in favor of independence, EFE recalls.
In the landmark 2014 referendum, promoted by the Scottish National Party and authorized by the then British Conservative government, 55.3% to 44.7% of Scots voted to stay in the UK.
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