Scotland

Scottish Referendum 2.0?

The Union between Scotland and England has been in existence since 1707, but was not born under an auspicious star: The Scots were bankrupt and had to agree to the Union purely out of financial considerations. A partnership between equals it definitely was not. It is therefore not surprising that the Scots have repeatedly risen up against the dominance of the parliament in Westminster. What is, however, far more surprising was the result of the first Scottish referendum on independence held in 2014, which ended with a majority of 55% to 45% in favour of the Union. In the years since then, the mood in Scotland has markedly changed, however. The triggers have included not least the British EU referendum. While in England and Wales the majority of those who voted wanted an exit from the EU, the Remain camp booked a clear majority of 62% in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon,…