Sir Keir Starmer – who was the leader of the Labor Party and is also the party’s candidate for prime minister – said on the Sunday political magazine program for BBC Scotland’s broadcast that the country made its decision in the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, which is great. Since then, Britain has also withdrew from the European Union.
In the national referendum six years ago, a slim majority of 51.89 per cent of respondents voted to leave, but on average, 62 per cent of Scots voted to stay.
An independence referendum was also held in Scotland in 2014 – two years before the UK’s EU referendum – but 55% of respondents still voted for Scotland not to secede from the UK.
In the opinion often expressed by Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, given the outcome of the 2016 EU referendum, a new Scottish independence referendum had become necessary, as Scotland was “ripped apart” from the EU despite its clearly stated intention to remain. .
Sturgeon has repeatedly expressed her opinion that Scotland could return to the European Union relatively quickly as an independent country.
However, in an interview with the BBC on Sunday, Keir Starmer stated that there was “no reason” to return to the EU after the decision was made in the EU referendum. According to the Labor leader, the task now is to achieve a better deal with the EU than the agreement the Conservative government has struck on the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) and “make Brexit feasible”. “There is a better exit from the EU than the EU, but we are not going back to the EU,” Starmer said in an interview on BBC television on Sunday.
The leader of the Labor Party said on the new independence referendum in Scotland planned by the Scottish government: He does not believe that the growth of the Scottish economy will help if the border between Scotland and England is lifted. The British conservative government also rejected the new referendum on Scottish independence.
The Scottish government, led by the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), has submitted a claim to the British High Court, asking to determine whether the Scottish Parliament could enact the laws necessary for an independence referendum without the consent of the British. Government.
Nicola Sturgeon announced at the Scottish National Party’s last annual conference that if the Supreme Court found Parliament in Edinburgh to have the power to make the necessary legislation, another independence referendum would be held on October 19, 2023.
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