Man har såvidt fått tid til å kaste bannere og postere etter den forrige folkeavstemningen før Nicola Sturgeon sier at hun vurderer å avholde en ny. Som kjent snudde opinionen etter at valget var tatt.  Sturgeon hadde lovet at valget som ble avholdt var «once-in-a-generation». Men tiden flyr, vinden har snudd og folkets svar var «feil». Skottland må være modne for å være selvstendig medlem i EU; de har allerede lært at folkeavstemninger gjøres om igjen hvis man ikke er fornøyd med det første resultatet.

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The SNP will set out the timescale for a possible second referendum on independence in its manifesto for next year’s Scottish Parliament election.

But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would only hold another referendum if she was confident she would win.

Opposition parties accused Ms Sturgeon of breaking her «once-in-a-generation» referendum promise.

Scots rejected independence by 55% to 45% in last year’s referendum held on 18 September.

Since last year’s result, the SNP has gained thousands of new members and won 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats in May’s general election.

Ms Sturgeon has come under increased pressure to clarify her position on a second vote ahead of the party’s conference in Aberdeen next month.

Risikoen for at Storbritannia forlater EU har økt betydelig etter at migrasjonsstrømmen skjøt fart i sommer. Skottland vil ikke tvinges ut av EU. Sturgeon uttalte til BBC:

«Ironically, given the scaremongering about our European Union membership during the independence referendum, if we find ourselves being taken out of Europe against our will I think it is beyond any doubt that people will at least want to consider again the question of independence.

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«I’ve always believed that Scotland will become an independent country so there’s no change in position there. I think that’s the direction of travel we’re on. But that’s my opinion, I’m one person, one politician.

«Whether I end up being proved right or wrong will be down to what the majority of people in Scotland decide.»

Lederen av de skotske konservative, Ruth Davidson, er ikke imponert:

«Despite her own promises, it is now clear that Nicola Sturgeon wants to take Scotland back to a neverendum.»

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