Boris Johnson – Help for Scottish independence at 51 per cent in new ballot
Greater than half of Scots help independence, in accordance with a brand new ballot.
On the query of whether or not Scotland ought to be an unbiased nation, the Survation ballot – performed on behalf of the pro-independence Scot Goes Pop weblog – discovered 51% of Scots backed the concept, with 49% voting no, of those that expressed a view sure or no.
Earlier than don’t is aware of are excluded, the figures are 45% for sure, 43% for no and 12% for don’t know.
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The ballot of 1,020 Scots additionally discovered that 55% of girls mentioned they’d vote for independence, in contrast with 45% of males.
In the meantime, greater than three quarters (78%) of these aged 25-34 mentioned they help independence.
SNP Depute Chief Keith Brown mentioned: “With 19 consecutive polls placing help for independence above 50%, it’s clear that individuals in Scotland consider they’ve the proper to resolve their very own future – reasonably than being subjected to Westminster governments that they don’t vote for, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.
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“By imposing a devastating laborious Brexit in the course of a worldwide pandemic, launching an influence seize on our Scottish Parliament and denying democracy in an more and more Trump-like vogue, the Tories at Westminster have proven that they will’t be trusted to behave in Scotland’s pursuits.
“Majority help for independence is now the established place of the individuals of Scotland. And no surprise, when solely independence will allow the individuals of Scotland to construct a fairer, greener, extra affluent nation.
“Scotland has the right to escape the Brexit mess caused by the Tories, and choose a better future as an equal, independent nation in Europe.”
The Survation ballot was performed between January 11 and 13.
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A UK Authorities spokesman mentioned: “Individuals in Scotland need to see politicians throughout the UK working in partnership to concentrate on defeating coronavirus.
“That continues to be the highest precedence of the UK Authorities, which has supported jobs and companies throughout all 4 nations all through the pandemic. The Authorities is supporting the devolved administrations of their vaccination programmes, with the British Armed Forces serving to to ascertain 80 new Covid-19 vaccine centres in Scotland.
“The query of Scottish independence was settled decisively in 2014, when Scotland voted to stay a part of the UK.
“Now more than ever, we should be pulling together to strengthen our United Kingdom, instead of trying to separate it.”