Political consensus over an independence referendum in Scotland

GEOFFREY VAN DER HASSELT / POOL

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon holds a news conference at the Scotland House on her visit in Brussels, Belgium, 29 June 2016.

Political consensus over an independence referendum in Scotland


The Scottish government favours independence now, against an opposition that argues independence eventually (Labour) or another referendum (Conservatives). No party in Scotland is willing to defend a union with the United Kingdom at all costs.

Scottish Conservative opposition leader Ruth Davidson said the U.K government should not bloc a second Scottish independence referendum. Speaking to BBC on Sunday, Ruth Davidson said that the Conservative Party remains convinced that Scotland should sta...


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