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2019-08-05 Britain
'Scots favor independence from Albion, Ashcroft poll shows
LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish voters would back independence and they want another referendum in the next two years, a poll published on Monday showed, indicating that the United Kingdom could be wrenched apart shortly after it leaves the European Union.

Asked how they would vote in an independence referendum, 46% of the 1,019 surveyed Scottish voters said they would vote for independence and 43% said they would vote against, according to a poll by Michael Ashcroft.

Excluding those who said they did not know or would not vote, this amounted to 52% to 48% for an independent Scotland.

"I found a small majority in favor of a new vote ‐ and the first lead for an independent Scotland for more than two years," Ashcroft, a Conservative who opposed Boris Johnson’s successful bid to be prime minister, said.

Johnson, who took over from Theresa May last month and is unpopular in Scotland, was booed as he entered a meeting last week with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who is demanding London agree to another referendum.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-05 06:48|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6497 views ]  Top

#1 Speaking of referendums, they've not been monitoring the Brexit business very closely have they ?
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-05 06:57||   2019-08-05 06:57|| Front Page Top

#2 Considering the Scots get the lion's share of money from the UK for social programs, it would benefit England to kick them to the curb. The Scots might want to rethink this. The EU sure as fuck isn't going to give them as much money.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-08-05 09:10||   2019-08-05 09:10|| Front Page Top

#3 I'm sure scotch independence is more popular in England. They know they're funding the idleness of the sweaty socks.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-08-05 10:25||   2019-08-05 10:25|| Front Page Top

#4 Do they know they would have to fund their own social programs, military, and, now that Brexit has happened, customs, immigration, and border patrol? I think they have completely overlooked all of this and think that they will be able to foist all of this off on England still.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-08-05 11:55||   2019-08-05 11:55|| Front Page Top

#5 They're Scots. Of course they want someone else to pay...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-05 14:06||   2019-08-05 14:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Scotland is hoping that EU muscle will give them the North Sea oil they claim. That oil is the only way Scotland can escape being a permanent welfare case. At least that's my understanding.

If they get independence but not the North Sea Oil they'll be a Celtic version of Greece.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-08-05 21:31||   2019-08-05 21:31|| Front Page Top

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