Scots still favour remaining in the UK
despite EU vote

In a speech made earlier today Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader launched a renewed push for a second referendum, calling for a “new conversation” on Scottish independence. Sturgeon is hoping to leverage the Brexit result to regain momentum towards her long hoped for second referendum among a Scottish public who overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU.

In the speech, Sturgeon went so far as to state that every poll taken since the referendum had shown support for independence at levels higher than it had been in the 2014 referendum, when voters backed staying in the UK by 55% to 45%.

It’s worth nothing then, that despite this bluster, the most recent poll on the subject commissioned by The Times, showed 54% of Scots favour remaining as part of the UK. The difference is barely within the margin of error when compared to result of the Scottish referendum, the oft prophesised swing is still yet to occur.

The same poll – in yet another blow to Sturgeon – showed the Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson with approval ratings above those of the SNP leader at +21.

Yet another prophesy of doom from remain collapses


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2 Comments

  1. John Willock says:

    Also, most Scots have not objectively considered that since Brexit, the rationale for independence, if any, has diminished. They no longer have the choice of Britain AND. Now it is Britain OR EU – and 60% of Scottish trade is with the rest of Britain. Also, the EU option is no longer a given either. Brexit has actually changed the calculus in favour of the union.

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