News By/Courtesy: Bhargavi Shukla | 06 Aug 2019 19:38pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It was noted that voters from Scotland would vote for independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Out of the 1,019 voters that were surveyed, 46% said that they would vote for independence
  • While Wales and England voted to leave EU, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay.

In a poll by Micheal Ashcroft which is a first of its kind major published survey that shows a lead for independence since March of 2017, it was noted that voters from Scotland would vote for independence from the United Kingdom. 

Out of the 1,019 voters that were surveyed, 46% said that they would vote for independence while 43% voted against it when asked how they would vote in an independence referendum. Excluding those who said they did not know what they would vote for or would not vote, this amounted to a lead of 52% to 48% for an independent Scotland. 

Ashcroft who is a Conservative who had opposed Prime Minister Johnson’s leadership said that he polled Scots to the measure support for a second independence referendum in the wake of Boris Johnson’s visit to Edinburgh. He did it to gauge opinion on independence itself. 

He further added that he found a small majority in favour of a new vote and the first lead for an independent Scotland for more than two years. 

In a referendum in 2014 Scottish people had rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent but difference in opinions over Brexit have strained relations with the government in London. 

Yet again in a 2016 referendum the 52-48 vote to leave the European Union brought differences among the constituent parts of the United Kingdom. While Wales and England voted to leave EU, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay. 


A second referendum according to The Scottish National Party (SNP) is justified because Scotland is now being dragged out of the bloc against its will. 

Section Editor: Kaushal B. Shah | 08 Aug 2019 0:20am IST


Tags : #scotland #eu #independence

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