Support for an independent Scottish parliament is at a historic high.
As per the results of a survey conducted by ScotCen’s Scottish Social Attitudes, support for Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom is at its highest. However, as per Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the timing for the country’s new referendum could be better.
The survey shows that 46% of the Scottish public back independence from UK. This is twice the level of the 2012 referendum. 42% of those polled supported devolution while only 8% did not want a Scottish parliament.
The survey threw up a surprise result: a second referendum for independence could make it difficult for Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party to win.
Sturgeon stated she would demand a referendum to be held in late 2018 or early 2019 by which time there should be more clarity on the terms of Brexit.
Theresa May’s spokesman said she was committed to engaging with the Scottish government on her Brexit plans.