Second Scottish Independence referendum

The Scottish Government has said it will vote for a second independence referendum in 2018 or 2019.

The last referendum was meant to be a once in a generation vote and it is far from clear that will vote any differently this time, even with Brexit. In fact it is far from clear that Scotland would remain in the EU even if it leaves the UK, as they would have to apply to rejoin.

Personally I’m relaxed about Scotland leaving the UK, as it would force Scotland to live off its own income, rather than rely on subsidies from England.

The no vote won by 10% over the yes vote in the last referendum, which was a better result than the polls had indicated which was a 5% margin to no. Current polling has no at 5% to 7% over yes so at this stage hard to see a different result.

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