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Voters Reject Brexit and Move Towards Independence

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A majority (53%) of voters say they will vote for an independent Scotland within the EU, according to a new poll.

The Survation poll, published in the Press and Journal, also puts the SNP on course for a Holyrood majority in the upcoming election – with the Tories now trailing behind Labour.

Earlier this week, a poll from BMG research found a 52% majority in support of Scottish independence, and a vast majority of Scots (57%) who think First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has handled the Coronavirus pandemic well, compared to just 24% for Boris Johnson.

SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown (pictured) said:

“This election comes down to a stark choice – who should decide the country’s future, and lead our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Should it be a Scottish Government led by Nicola Sturgeon, with the interests of the people of Scotland at heart – or Boris Johnson?

“People in Scotland overwhelmingly opposed leaving the EU and it’s abundantly clear that views are changing on independence as voters look to escape this Brexit nightmare – which has destroyed jobs, hammered our economy and devastated our fishing industry.

“Scotland has been dragged out of the EU against our will by a Tory government that we didn’t vote for – and which is undemocratically trying to block the people of Scotland having their say on that.

“People here must have the choice of a better future as an equal independent, European nation.

“Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic must be in Scotland’s hands – not Boris Johnson’s.”

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