Scotland: Independence debate is 'insane' says Vernon Kay
TV presenter Vernon Kay joined in the debate around Scottish independence as he said living in the nation at the moment must be “insane”. Boris Johnson has insisted a referendum on Scottish independence is a “once in a generation” vote and has declined Nicola Sturgeon demands to hold a second one. The 2014 referendum resulted in a 55.3 percent vote against Scotland going alone.
In a recent poll from The Scotsman/Savanta ComRes, results showed support for a second independence referendum growing.
With “don’t knows” excluded, 58 percent of voters said they would now vote yes for independence, with 42 percent voting no.
On Hogmanay, Nicola Sturgeon said Europe should “keep a light on” as Scotland will be “back soon”.
The First Minister tweeted just after the Brexit transition period formally ended at 11pm on December 31.
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Scotland’s trading and travel relationships with EU countries will now be governed by the agreement announced by the UK Government on Christmas Eve.
Ms Sturgeon reiterated the SNP’s call for an independent Scotland to join the EU.
Tweeting a picture of the words Europe and Scotland joined by a love heart, she wrote: “Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on.”
SNP depute leader Keith Brown said: “It may be a new year but it’s the same old incoherent bluster from Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister pretends otherwise but he knows he can’t keep on denying democracy.
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