As Brexit drags on, support for the EU in Scotland is rising, but backing for Sturgeon’s independence proposal has stayed roughly where it was in 2014.
The Brexit issue does not appear to have given wings to the Scotland independence movement,.
According to polls by Opinium, ComRes and YouGov, May’s Conservatives held a lead of 19-25 percentage points, with the party’s support ranging from 45 to 50%.
The Scottish parliament last month backed Sturgeon’s bid to hold a new referendum in 2018 or 2019, but May rejected the proposal.
Sturgeon has called for an independence vote in late 2018 or early 2019, before Brexit takes effect, but May has said it was not the right time to revisit the independence issue.
The UK government has said that it would refuse to enter into negotiations on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s proposal.
“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.
Scottish nationalists have called for a new referendum and accused the prime minister of ignoring their demands in her preparations for divorce talks with the EU.
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that the country will again seek independence – this time against the backdrop of Brexit.
Sturgeon has said she wants Scotland to have its own deal as part of the UK’s Brexit agreement, to keep its preferential access to the single market.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has long said she will seek to give Scots a second vote if they are forced into a “hard Brexit” that would end their preferential access to the EU’s single market and free movement of labour.
Scotland, in a political union with England since 1707, may find itself in a legal tussle with the UK over the independence referendum, if it were to hold one.
The timing of the referendum will be determined by when the UK government implements Brexit – something Scotland voting against.
Nicola Sturgeon said she still wanted Scotland to remain a member of the EU, but was open to finding a Brexit deal that suited all parts of the UK.
The Scottish government is pushing for Britain and the EU to give Scotland special terms in any Brexit deal to keep it closer than England to EU markets.
The British government pledged to share information with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, although the commitment is targetted at Scotland in particular.
Aides to Theresa May say she wants to give away as little as possible about her negotiating strategy until she gets an indication from EU leaders of what she can get from the talks.
The bill is merely for formal consultation and sets no date for another vote, although Scottish First Minister Sturgeon regards another referendum as “highly likely”.
Many opposition lawmakers say there should be no referendum at a time when the Britain is already negotiating its EU exit.
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While European leaders have urged Britain to start formal discussions over an EU exit quickly, May has said Britain would not trigger Article 50 this year and needed a clear negotiating stance first.
Sturgeon has stated that Scots must not be dragged out of the EU against their will and that she will explore all options for preventing that from happening.
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This makes Theresa May, the interior minister who backed remaining in the EU, the new favourite to succeed Cameron.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that a second referendum for Scottish independence is likely.
Sturgeon said she would take all necessary steps to prevent Scotland from being taken out of the EU, including revisiting the issue of its independence from the UK.
Despite not favouring holding another referendum, if one were to be held immediately Scots would back a breakaway from the rest of Britain.