April 16On behalf of her parliamentary majority, the Scottish National Party (SNP) pledged to hold an independence referendum by the end of 2023, Local Government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledged on Thursday. If the referendum is successful, it would be the biggest shock to the UK in the 100 years since Ireland’s independence.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) reportedly said publicly on the 15th that the people of Scotland would have a chance to decide whether scotland would become independent in a referendum until the outbreak was over. The party acknowledged that its aim was to hold a referendum in the first half of the new term, when it would be decided by Parliament, and said it would pass an independence referendum if it won a majority in the Scottish Parliament elections on 6 May.
An independence referendum was held in Scotland in 2014, but the result was rejected by 55 per cent against and 45 per cent in favour. Local elections will be held in Scotland on 6 May this year, with parties running for 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament. As a local self-government council, the Scottish Parliament can legislate on education, health, transport and other matters, while defence, foreign affairs and immigration policy are decided by the uk central government.