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Sport Electoral winner announces referendum: Scotland on the long way to separation

20:15  09 may  2021
20:15  09 may  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Scotland's feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive

  Scotland's feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive Scotland's feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream aliveEDINBURGH (Reuters) - For candidate Angus Robertson, helping his Scottish National Party win a majority in May 6 elections would be a dream come true. Beyond that lies a far bigger prize - another referendum and the prospect of breaking from the United Kingdom.

After the regional elections, the desire for independence has further won strength. But Boris Johnson stands in the way.

Nicola Sturgeon (links), Regierungschefin von Schottland, hat die absolute Mehrheit nur knapp verfehlt. © Photo: Jane Barlow, DPA Nicola Sturgeon (left), head of government of Scotland, has just missed the absolute majority.

According to the British regional elections, a problem for the British Premier Boris Johnson is strengthening: dealing with Scotland . There, the National Party SNP posted the fourth election victory in a row. Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon immediately announced a second independence appendum to the autumn 2023 at the latest. This has always excluded Johnson.

The Prime Minister congratulated Sturgeon by phone for re-election and invited her to a conversation. He wanted to talk about "common challenges" and how "we can handle them in the coming months and years," the London head of government had previously been in the same defined letters to the Schottin, who also clearly confirmed Welsh Labor Premier Mark Drakeford and The equal heads of government of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill written.

The UK is already stretched to breaking point. Boris Johnson's pile of scandals isn't helping matters

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[If you want to have all the latest news live on your phone, we recommend our retread app that you can download here for Apple and Android devices .] Of course, you will follow the invitation, Sturgeon said immediately . In the BBC, however, the Prime Minister also indicated its mandate for a renewed

referendum on the dissolution of Union

with England. This should go over the stage over the next two years, but requires the approval of the Unterhaus in London. Should Johnson prevent the project as announced, "would definitely be proven that the United Kingdom is not a voluntary Union of different nations," argued Sturgeon.


Video: Scottish National Party Missed at regional elections Knapp (AFP)

Johnson plays on time The SNP also missed the absolute majority of the seats in the Edinburgh parliament by a single mandate, but can rely on the support of Scottish Greens. All Independence Parties together generated 50.1 percent of the votes and have a whopping mandate majority (72:57). Apparently, Johnson and his Cabinet Minister Michael Gove derived from Scotland put a delay. However, both avoided in interviews the repetition of a statement of the prime minister of the past year. At that time Johnson had called the 2040-years as the earliest possible date for a new vote.

Significantly short-term is currently being thought of in the Labor Party. The opposition leader Keir Starmer for a good year had taken full responsibility for sensitive election slippers on the English local elections on Friday. At the same time, he said Angela Rayner of her Office as a campaign manager, so indirectly made the Vice Chairman chosen by the party volk for the bad results.

Explainer-Scotland's difficult route to another independence referendum

  Explainer-Scotland's difficult route to another independence referendum Explainer-Scotland's difficult route to another independence referendumLONDON (Reuters) - Scottish independence supporters are calling Thursday's election the most important in the nation's history as they vow that if they win a majority in the devolved parliament, they will push for another referendum on breaking from the United Kingdom.

This exclaimed a storm of indignation. The Rayner-based Rayner is considered eloquent and popular. It belongs to the handful of Labor deputies, which have made it made from small conditions to the top - a symbol figure for those layers that were lost from the old working-class party. "Kier is done," a hitherto loyal party insider shared the daily mirror. The Labor Mayor Andrew Burnham reused in Manchester with two-thirds of the votes made his protest publicly against the release of Rayner.

The conservatives before a long term

like Burnham were also the Labor Mayor of London and Liverpool, Sadiq Khan and Steve Rotheram, confirmed in the Office. On the other hand, Labor lost several Rathauser and government districts, which they held parties for 100 years,

to Torys

. The corresponding lower house constituencies but would have to win Labor to win 2024 a chance to victory. little realistic. Nicola Sturgeon's forecast, however, is true: According to the Schottin, Great Britain "many years of a right-directed Tory government" are in the house.

Scottish Leader Nicola Sturgeon Weighing Independence Vote for Country in 2022 .
Sturgeon's office told the Associated Press that "her intention [is] to ensure that the people of Scotland can choose our own future when the crisis is over."Sturgeon said she wouldn't rule out legislation paving the way for a vote at the beginning of 2022, a move Johnson has called "reckless" in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader, coming off her fourth consecutive parliamentary win, said that while Scotland's recovery is an immediate priority, a vote to break away from Britain is a matter of "when, not if." Results from Scotland's local elections last Thursday show that the SNP took 64 of 129 seats in the Parliament.

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