Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised that if the Scottish National Party (SNP) wins local elections, the Scots will leave the UK for a new referendum when “the time is right”.
French Press reported that although there is still time to announce the official results of Thursday’s general election on Saturday, Sturgeon said she “confirms that SNP is on the right path to winning the fourth consecutive general election.”
The SNP leader made a speech in Glasgow after announcing that she won a smooth vote of 60.2% of the votes in her area. She said her party is forming a government.
“If this is indeed the result of this election, today I promise to resume work immediately after covid-19, restart the state, and provide it with another option when the time is right to achieve a better future.”
Urge had previously announced that if she wins, she will put pressure on the British government to allow a new referendum on Scottish independence.
In 2014, the Scots chose to stay in the UK with 55% of the vote, but before voting to leave the European Union, Scotland opposed it with 62% of the vote like Northern Ireland.
Boris Johnson, a supporter of the British Prime Minister’s Brexit, strongly opposes the new Scottish referendum, arguing that the vote should be conducted “from generation to generation.”
Gurgefish also announced that if Scotland votes for independence, it will also seek to rejoin the European Union.