Scottish leaders insist on “indisputable” delegation for another independence vote

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a new campaign for independence after claiming that her government has an “indisputable democratic mission” for another referendum.

Scottish National Party (SNP) leaders released a document on Tuesday explaining the economic and social differences between Scotland and other small nations, and brought a deficit to the lack of full power of an independent nation.

She remembered that when she was re-elected as the first minister last May, she had “a clear commitment to give the Scottish people the choice to become an independent country.”

Sturgeon also pointed out that the Scottish Parliament has a “decisive majority” in favor of independence, and as a result, argued that the local parliament has an “indisputable democratic mission.”

The first minister acknowledged that the Scottish Parliament’s right to legislate the referendum was “disputed,” and added that it remained open to negotiations with the British government to grant the necessary authority.

But she said that if such an order were not issued by the British government, the Scottish government would have to find another way to vote.

In response to the sturgeon’s remarks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Scottish people had already published their views in the 2014 referendum.

In the first independence referendum in 2014, Scottish voters refused independence with 55-45% of the votes and remained part of the UK.

“I think this decision was made by the Scottish people only a few years ago in recent memory,” he told reporters during his visit to Staffordshire.

“I think we should respect that. The whole UK, Scotland, the UK, what everyone wants to see us: our economic position, the impact of COVID on the country, And then I think we should also focus on what we want to see. The post-COVID issue we are working on.

“That’s the focus of the government. We’re working with the Scottish Government and friends of the Scottish Government on these issues. That’s what you expect from the Government.”

A spokesman for the British government said:

“People all over Scotland, of course, want and expect the two governments to work together, relentlessly focusing on issues that are important to them, their families, and the community.

“That is, addressing living expenses, protecting long-term energy security, leading the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, growing the economy and giving everyone access to future opportunities, skills and jobs. Means to be. “

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan