Following the general election in the Edinburgh Parliament, pro-independence parties in Scotland have pushed for a second referendum on the British government in Westminster.
Boris Johnson seems to be refusing this for now and there will be no movement until the next general election. Finally, if the Scottish government wins the second referendum, it will negotiate with Britain’s independence and then join the European Union.
It is a key debate among nationalists that free Scotland will prosper in the European Union, as it has in the past with countries of similar size, such as Ireland and Denmark. However, this strategy ignores one problem – that is, the Scots are less likely to identify themselves as Europeans in the three British-based nations.
This is evident from a recent survey of more than 3,000 voters in Britain by our national representative. The survey was conducted by Delta Paul and is almost three times the average.
In our study, less than half of the respondents described themselves as “British” and the other third as “English” and described themselves as the third largest group, “Scottish”. Only one in 20 respondents described themselves as “European”.
National Identity in Britain
Respondents were asked how they voted in the 2016 referendum. All but one English language group voted to remain in the European Union. Sixty-one percent voted in favor and the result was sufficient. Brexit support for the British identity is a strong indicator.
If we repeat the analysis, then the picture is very different, looking only at the respondents living in Scotland. About two-thirds described themselves as “Scottish” and less than a third described themselves as “British.” Perhaps most surprisingly, 1.6% of respondents in Scotland identified themselves as Europeans. That is much smaller than the rest of Britain.
National Identities in Scotland
What are the implications of this for the second Scottish referendum? Again, for the whole of Britain, “Should Scotland be allowed to hold a second referendum to be independent of the United Kingdom?” We asked the following question.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. It is interesting to note that although there are many Scots in favor of a second referendum, they do not want one in four.
Provides support for a second independence referendum in Scotland for identity groups in Britain
In this regard, attitudes toward respondents during the COVID-19 crisis have had a significant impact. Less than 64% of those in dire financial straits are in favor of a second referendum, and only 38% of those who have never had a financial crisis. If an individual has a really difficult time coping with the epidemic of change, this logic is simple, and this desire extends to the constitutional order in Britain.
As a result, they supported another referendum on Scottish independence. However, they survived the epidemic without any financial problems, and they tended to oppose constitutional change. That said, this finding is unlikely to increase support for a second referendum, as only 11% of Scottish ID providers report serious financial problems, with 62% saying they do not.
Freedom – or just a referendum?
We must be careful not to support a second referendum. It is the same as supporting freedom. Not surprisingly, most Scottish labels support independence in our study – but far less than the referendum. All groups, in addition to Scottish identities, are more likely to oppose rather than support independence, including Europeans. They were the most zealous English labels, as we know, the largest group.
Support for freedom in all identity groups
Contrary to the question of their own right to choose their own future, many Scots are clearly skeptical of the fact that Scotland is an independent country.
The last few months have seen a dramatic change in Scottish independence. When the UK introduced the vaccine, In early December. 47.5% said yes in a free referendum And 41.5% said no. Five months later, at the beginning of May, these numbers are 42.9% and 47.1%.
The UK’s successful immunization program, coupled with the challenges of implementing a similar program with the European Union, appears to have seriously damaged the EU’s reputation, with serious threats to cut off UK supplies. In addition, They remember the years of negotiations that followed the vote to leave the EU in 2016.
If the Scottish nationalists win the referendum by a narrow margin, the rest of Britain may react later. This made the negotiations on Brexit seem relatively simple – and the decisions could probably last for years.
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