Brexit : Scotland still want to stay in EU

Britain’s decision to leave the has not prompted a boost in support for Scottish independence, according to a YouGov poll that undermines the SNP’s push for a second referendum.
Some 53 per cent of Scottish voters oppose independence, while 47 per cent support the move – almost identical figures as before the vote last month.
’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photo / AP
Last month Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister and SNP leader, responded by saying she was considering calling a second referendum on independence.
The findings came as London enjoys a “Brexit boom” in tourism as visitors head to the capital in record numbers after the pound dropped in value.

Scottish demonstrators rally in George Square in Glasgow on July 30, 2016 to call for independence from the . (AFP)

Thousands of pro-independence advocates in Scotland have taken to streets in Glasgow against Britain’s decision to leave the EU, demanding another referendum on independence from the UK.
An estimated 7,000 people took part in the anti-Brexit march on Saturday following a new poll that showed there was a greater tendency among Scots towards independence from Britain after the Brexit.

Thousands of people take part in the ‘All Under One Banner’ march for Scottish independence through Glasgow city center on July 30, 2016.

In September 2014, Scottish people voted against Scotland becoming an independent country.
Organized by the All Under One Banner group, Saturday’s demonstration started off in the Botanic Garden area with participants waving Saltires, Lion Rampants, Catalan, Irish and Palestinian flags, along with banners describing the post-Brexit UK as “unfettered, undemocratic, uncivilized” and “unhinged.”
The demonstrators then marched towards the center of the rally in the heart of Glasgow.
This is while thousands or more people joined the protesters at George Square in Glasgow city center, where they gathered to listen to speeches.
According to the latest poll, a total of 53 percent of those surveyed said they want to remain in the UK. The YouGov poll also found that 47 percent want Scotland to become an independent country.
The poll showed a two-percent rise in Scotland’s inclination for independence since the referendum, in which 55 percent voted to remain in the UK and 45 percent favored independence.

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