Scotland’s Chief Minister hopes to hold an independence referendum as soon as next year
Scottish Chief Minister Sturgeon said she hopes to hold a second independence referendum as early as next year, citing the British Times on November 27.
The pro-independence Scottish National Party leader said she expected the referendum to be held in the “earlier stage” of the next Scottish Parliament, which began next year.
Sturgeon reportedly told ITV Border that “Scotland should have the opportunity to choose whether to be independent at an earlier stage of the next parliament, not later.”
According to the report, Scots opposed independence with a result of 55% to 45% in the 2014 referendum, but Brexit and the British government’s response to the coronavirus crisis have strengthened Scots support for independence.