Scotland plans to call a second independence referendum on October 19, 2023.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
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Sturgeon thinks the question for voters should be the same as it was in 2014: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

Scotland’s Prime Minister, Nicola SturgeonToday, he announced that he wants to hold an “advisory” referendum on the independence of the British Territory on October 19, 2023.

In a speech to the Scottish Home Rule Parliament, Sturgeon stated that Referendum must be ‘legal’ and ‘constitutional’It will ask voters the same question as the question made in 2014: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

Leader Scottish National Party (SNP) He indicated that he would today address a law enabling such an advisory public referendum – similar to what happened with Brexit in 2016 – and which he would at the same time seek the opinion of the UK Supreme Court on.

Previously, ask the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnsonnegotiating the holding of this consultation in a consensual manner that expects that to be rejected.

Sturgeon stated that a “yes” majority in that referendum would not, by itself, be independent scotland‘, but it would be necessary for both the British Parliament and the independent Scottish Parliament in Holyrood to pass legislation to that effect.

He pointed out that the “advisory” referendum was a similar formula to Britain’s exit referendum from the European Union and the previous consultation in Scotland in 2014, where 55.3% of voters chose to remain integrated in the UK.

Johnson has so far refused to give Edinburgh specific powers to call for a new vote, so today Sturgeon announced that he would raise the question of whether the independent executive could, on its own, legislate to implement it.

The SNP leader admitted that the judges had the final word on the matter: “I agree. I have made it clear in the process that this government respects legitimacy,” she stressed.

“If that is what the law will determine, it is better to have clarity as soon as possible,” said Sturgeon, who emphasized that this would not be the end of the road and would present himself in the next general election. Scottish independence As the only point in their programme, turning them de facto into a referendum.

In the event of legal defeat, “it would become apparent that any notion that the United Kingdom was a voluntary union of nations would be an illusion.”

Two years before the 2014 referendum, the then British Prime Minister approved the referendum, David CameronScottish Prime Minister, Alex Salmond.

For his part, Johnson announced this month in the House of Commons that the decision to remain in the UK was “made by the Scots only a few years ago”. “I think we should respect that,” he declared.

When asked today by “Sky News” in Germany, where he was attending the G7 summit, whether he will try to prevent a new referendum, he said: “Let’s put it this way, we certainly believe that our plan for a stronger economy is working.” Better when the UK works together.

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