Scotland to vote for independence in two years – Alex Salmond

The Scottish proposal will add to the geopolitical dynamics and carries the pregnant ideas of independence for Northern Ireland as well as for the Republic of Ireland from the United Kingdom.

With British Prime Minister taking a hardline on Brexit, Scotland’s former first minister, Alex Salmond has stated that the country will vote to become independence within two years.

In 2014’s referendum, Scotland had rejected to be independent by a 55% to 45% vote to remain within the United Kingdom. But now the geopolitical situation has significantly changed with the outcome of Britain’s June 23 referendum in which Scotland had voted emphatically to remain within the EU while the UK voted as a whole to leave.

Sturgeon has submitted a series of proposals on Scotland’s position to Britain’s government, including the option of retaining Scotland to maintain links with EU’s single market from within the UK.

“If the UK government rejects Nicola Sturgeon’s compromise plan … then I think an independence referendum will be very likely,” said Salmond to the BBC. “And I think in that context, within that two year period, then I think the Yes side this time would win it.”

Earlier this week, May has disclosed her negotiating stance vis-à-vis EU’s single market and has stated that Britain will impose immigration limits when it leaves the EU.


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