The current scottish government was elected with a clear mandate that the scottish parliament should have the right to hold an independence referendum if there was clear and sustained evidence that independence had become the preferred option of a majority of the scottish people - or if there was a significant and material change in the. The scottish independence referendum, 2014 is a referendum which decided whether scotland would be an independent country or would stay a member of the united kingdom. The referendum for the scottish independence will take place on the 18 th of september 2014 this would most definitely lead to the breakup of the united kingdom there have been a series of arguments supporting the break up, and other not supporting the break up. Scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon promised earlier this year to update the scottish parliament this autumn on whether she will press ahead with her demands for a second independence vote once the terms of a brexit deal were clear sputnik spoke to james kelly, political commentator, about. On 18 september 2014 people in scotland voted in a referendum to remain in the united kingdom the uk government believes that scotland is better off in the uk and the uk is better off with.
Rushing into a second referendum would doom scottish independence scots may have voted against brexit, but they still prefer to share sovereignty with london rather than brussels. Scottish lawmakers voted for an independence referendum tuesday, setting edinburgh on a collision course with the uk government. Scottish independence referendum result from the bbc scotland has voted against becoming an independent country by 55% to 45. Jeremy corbyn has said he is not ruling out giving consent for a second referendum on scottish independence if he were to become prime minister the labour leader said he would decide on the.
The september 2014 scottish referendum resulted in a no vote for scottish independence alex salmond, then leader of the scottish national party (snp), announced before the rerendum that the result would settle scotland's long term future 'for at least a generation' while the prime minister and conservative party leader david cameron, and labour party leader ed miliband claimed after the. The latest news, analysis and opinion on scotland's vote for independence from the definitive brand of quality news in ireland. A decision on calling a new scottish independence referendum could be made within weeks, said a scottish greens lawmaker whose party is a key ally of scottish first minister nicola sturgeon the.
After a week of considerable coverage surrounding the planned referendum on scottish independence, full fact examines a claim made by lord ashdown on bbc's question time. If there was another referendum on scottish independence tomorrow and in the referendum voters will again be asked, should scotland be an independent country, do. Former scottish first minister alex salmond has claimed there will be a second independence referendum within two years mr salmond said another vote will be needed if scotland wants to remain in. The statistic shows the results of the scottish independence referendum on september 18, 2014 the scottish people voted to remain part of the united kingdom by 55 percent to 45 percent.
Scottish independence referendum 35k likes a referendum on whether scotland should be an independent country will take place on thursday 18 september. Scotland votes to demand a post-'brexit' independence referendum but because of her control over the timing, a referendum on scottish independence is unlikely to happen anytime soon. The original purpose of this website was to track people's views on the issue of scottish independence in the lead-up to the september 2014 referendum. Washington (cnn)-- president obama weighed in on the scottish independence referendum wednesday night when he tweeted in favor of a united uk but for the most part, faced with the prospective.
Plans for a second scottish independence referendum will be delayed until after britain leaves the eu, according to nicola sturgeon here's what we know about indyref2 and what the scottish first. Scotland is very unlikely to get another independence referendum, says constitutional expert peter catterall of westminster university this is because it would be hugely messy on a political level and because the scottish economy simply cannot handle a secession right now, he told business. Nicola sturgeon initially said the issue of scottish independence was back on the table the day after the june 2016 brexit referendum, when 62 per cent of scots voted to remain in the eu but she postponed plans for a new vote after the snp lost 21 seats at last year's general election. 'and the winner is the referendum': scottish independence and the deliberative participation of citizens — stephen tierney , university of edinburgh only 45% of scots said yes to independent statehood, but a massive majority said yes to direct democracy.
Flags of independence opponents image by tomislav todorovic, 5 february 2018 the independence opponents seem to have used much fewer flags made specifically for the campaign than the independence supporters, considering that there have been much fewer online photos of their flags. Mixed feelings among msps as scottish nationalist party releases roadmap for potential independence. The scottish independence referendum act 2013, setting out the arrangements for the referendum, was passed by the scottish parliament in november 2013, following an agreement between the devolved scottish government and the government of the united kingdom to pass, the independence proposal required a simple majority.