Scotland seeks independence from the United Kingdom
The Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has set October 19, 2023, in which she intends to hold a second referendum on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom, with or without the agreement with Boris Johnson. Sturgeon said in the Scottish Parliament that she would write to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to inform her of her plans.
While Johnson has consistently rejected her calls for another referendum stating that the issue was resolved in 2014.
"What I'm not willing to do, what I will never do, is allow Scottish democracy to be imprisoned by Boris Johnson or any other prime minister. My determination is to ensure a process that allows the people of Scotland, "whether yes, no or yet to be decided, to express their views in a legal, constitutional referendum so that the view of the majority can be decided fairly and democratically. The steps you are taking today are aimed at achieving that." , said the Prime Minister of Scotland.
Has there not already been a referendum on Scotland independence?
Yes, in September 2014, when Scottish voters were given the choice to stay in the UK or become an independent country.
They supported staying in the UK.
Why is independence back in the spotlight now?
Indeed, it has never disappeared.
Ms Sturgeon called for another referendum - "indyref2" - shortly after the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU in the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
Sturgeon has outlined its plans to secure a legal referendum even if the UK government does not give formal consent.