If Scotland’s SNP party, headed by Nicola Sturgeon wins the UK’s June 8 general elections, it could potentially ensure Scotland’s stay in the EU.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister has asked Scottish voters to vote for her Scottish National Party in the upcoming snap election since that would make it impossible for British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop a new referendum on Scotland’s independence.
In 2014, although Scotland had voted against independence but with UK bent on quitting the safe harbours of the European Union through its historic June 23 referendum, Scotland has preferred to be in the European Union than be in the UK.
This is the reason why Sturgeon wants a second chance to vote on the secession.
“If the SNP wins this election in Scotland and the Tories (Conservatives) don’t, then Theresa May’s attempt to block our mandate to give the people of Scotland a choice over their own future when the time is right will crumble to dust,” said Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland’s devolved government.
While the SNP has 54 out of 59 of Scotland’s seats in the British parliament in Westminster, May’s Conservatives party has just 1.