Scottish leader calls referendum on secession after the brexit

SNP leader will on Thursday present its plan for a new referendum on scottish secession from the Uk. Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will on Thur

Scottish leader calls referendum on secession after the brexit

SNP leader will on Thursday present its plan for a new referendum on scottish secession from the Uk.

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will on Thursday, require the authority to print a new referendum on scottish independence.

Thus, the country will challenge prime minister Boris Johnson to keep the Uk together when the british leave the EU.

A month before the Uk embarks on its journey out of the EU, says Sturgeon, is that she has won the mandate to require a new uafhængighedsafstemning.

It happens, after last week's british general election gave a major advancement for The Scottish Nationalparti (SNP), which won 47 of the 59 seats in Scotland.

It is an increase of 11 seats compared to the elections in 2017.

party leader Nicola Sturgeon will on Thursday publish a document with the title "Scotland's right to choose".

In its plan requires the Sturgeon, that the british parliament transfer the power to approve a new referendum to the parliament in Scotland.

It is ultimately up to the british parliament to decide whether Scotland can hold a new referendum on secession from the Uk.

Boris Johnson's government has repeatedly said that it will reject any demands for a new vote.

- There is a clear mandate for this country to have the power to decide its own future, will Sturgeon say in a speech Thursday, according to an excerpt published by the SNP leader's office.

- the Result of last week's parliamentary elections making it the mandate of the undeniable.

In a referendum in 2014 rejected scottish independence from the united kingdom in a vote by 55 percent against 45 percent.

But a three-year-long political crisis in London and disagreements about brexit has corroded on the tapes, that keeps the Uk together.

All regions of Scotland voted in 2016 to be in the EU, while the total Uk voted to leave the union.

Voting in Scotland for independence, it will mean that the Uk loses about a third of its landmass and nearly a tenth of its population.

in Addition, the world's fifth largest economy start to fall apart.

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Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 06:00

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