Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday proposed an “advisory” referendum on the independence of the British nation on October 19, 2023. A project which Boris Johnson strongly opposes . Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday June 28 that she wanted to hold an “advisory” referendum on independence in October 2023, despite the failure of a previous consultation in 2014 and the refusal of the British government to authorize this vote. I can announce that the Scottish Government proposes that the referendum on independence be held on October 19, 2023″, declared the First Minister in the Scottish Parliament. To organize this referendum, Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the independence party SNP, must obtain the agreement from the British government, which strongly opposes the project. Opposition from Boris Johnson The Scots had already been consulted on the subject in 2014 and had voted 55% to remain within the United Kingdom. Building on that previous vote, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson argues that such a referendum can only happen “once in a generation”. The SNP, however, believes Brexit has been a game-changer, with Scots supporting it. being opposed at 62%. The SNP’s aim is for Scotland to join the European Union as an independent state. Nicola Sturgeon said she was ready to negotiate with Boris Johnson but warned she would not allow “Scottish democracy to be held prisoner of Boris Johnson or any Prime Minister.” Before this speech, the British Prime Minister reiterated his attachment to the unity of the kingdom. “We certainly believe our plan for a stronger economy works better when the UK is united than when it is not,” the Conservative leader told British television on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the G7 in Germany. With AFP
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