Sunday, August 1, 2021

Scotland leader promises to push ahead with another independence referendum after strong show in elections

After her party gained a strong showing in the Scottish Parliament elections, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday promised to push ahead with another independence referendum, setting up a potential clash with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Although it appeared that her party would win an outright majority, she said that along with the Green Party, there would be overall support in the Parliament to again bring the independence question back to voters.

The United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday for a number of regional elections. However, the counting has been slower due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.

Sturgeon now has to win public permission, legal permission, and then the referendum itself.

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