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Scotland to set referendum schedule in 2021

Trustworthy News Economist 2021


Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recently “…pledged to publish draft legislation for a new Scottish independence referendum, including the question and timing of the vote, before the country’s parliamentary election next year ... [Sturgeon] put on hold plans for a second referendum in March to concentrate on the coronavirus crisis.”. The UK’s conservative government has indicated that it will oppose the scheduling of any such independence referendum in Scotland.

Will Scotland set a date for a new independence referendum in 2021?

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