Jul 07, 2022
In General Discussions
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has proposed a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023. Sturgeon has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeking his formal consent. Sturgeon said if the prime minister disagreed, she would take the Supreme Court to make a legal decision on whether the Scottish independence referendum was legal. The Scottish independence movement has a long history, and the second referendum has once again become the focus of British public opinion. However, many readers banner design may have many questions about the second referendum, and BBC Chinese hereby interprets some of the most important questions. 1. Why another referendum? Indeed, Scotland already held an independence referendum in September 2014. Then British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to hold a referendum on Scottish independence, and he and then Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond also signed an agreement to this end, and the Scottish independence referendum was realized. The title of the referendum at the time was: "Should Scotland become an independent country?" Voters had two choices: "Yes" (in favour) or "No" (against). In the referendum, 55% of Scottish voters were against independence and 45% were in favour of independence. _125665701_gettyimages-1230370839 Photo Credit: Getty Images / BBC News Most Scots support staying in the EU 2. Why are the calls for independence rising again? In fact, the voice of Scottish independence never died. In 2016, the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, and Sturgeon immediately called for a second Scottish independence referendum (indyref2), because in the Brexit referendum, 62% of Scottish voters opposed Brexit, while only 38% voted in favor. . Supporters of Scottish independence believe that Scotland should decide its own future and should not be tied to the United Kingdom as a whole. They see Scotland being "brexited" as a prime example.