In the Scottish Parliament there is a majority with the greens in favour of a second referendum on independence. London doesn’t want to know about that.
With 64 seats, the Scottish nationalists of the SNP in the 129-member parliament lack one seat to gain an absolute majority. However, Sturgeon is supported by the Greens (8 seats), which has won a majority of the new parliament for the organisation of a new referendum on Scottish independence.
In the last referendum in 2014, 55 percent voted for staying in the UK, but that was before Brexit. An even larger majority (62%) voted in Scottland against the UK leaving the European Union.
Nevertheless, with the fourth consecutive election victory since 2007, the SNP has been strengthened from the election. And that Sturgeon is only one seat short for a majority, an is striking. The phased Scottish electoral system is actually designed in such a way that it is very difficult for one party to win a majority.
“If London did not allow a referendum, it would convincingly prove that the United Kingdom is not a partnership of equals. “