Are SNP winning?
The election concluded with the SNP winning a fourth consecutive term in government, winning 64 seats and an increase of one. The SNP and the Greens, both of which support Scottish independence, won 72 of the 129 seats in the parliament.
What was the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum?
The referendum question was, “Should Scotland be an independent country?”, which voters answered with “Yes” or “No”. The “No” side won with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour.
What percentage of voters voted SNP 2021?
Could the Scottish Government lose a court battle over independence?
The Scottish Government would be likely to lose a court battle over another independence referendum, a former senior civil servant has said. SNP policy is to legislate in Holyrood for another vote if the UK Government rejects requests to devolve the necessary powers needed to hold one.
Is Scottish independence not being pursued with ‘Democratic determination’?
The Alba party, which was led by Alex Salmond at May’s Holyrood election, had claimed earlier this month that Scottish independence was not being pursued with “democratic determination”. Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.
Why did the Articles of Union cause conflict between England and Scotland?
The Scottish proponents of union believed that failure to agree to the Articles would result in the imposition of a union under less favourable terms, and English troops were stationed just south of the Scottish border and also in northern Ireland as an “encouragement”.
Did 45 per cent vote in favour of independence in 2014?
The former civil servant said the 45 per cent vote in favour of independence in 2014 was an “astonishing figure”, adding: “That seems to have established a floor, not a ceiling in terms of support for independence.”