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Sturgeon offers to support Labor but demands a second referendum for Scotland

November 8, 2019

Scottish National Party (SNP) campaign against Brexit – Andrew Milligan / PA Wire / dpa


Scotland's chief minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has opened the door to form a “progressive alliance” after the next election if there is no clear majority in Parliament, although it has made it clear that he will not support any party that prevents the celebration of a Second independence referendum.

Sturgeon has launched this Friday from Edinburgh the election campaign of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which aims to continue having a voice in London at a time after the December 12 elections. “Vote SNP to escape Brexit”, has included among the slogans of his speech.

Although a majority of Britons voted in June 2017 in favor of the United Kingdom leaving the EU, the data was reversed in Scotland, an end that Sturgeon has repeatedly stirred to defend his plan to repeat the secessionist consultation in 2020 that already It failed in September 2014.

The conservative government, both the current one with Boris Johnson and the previous one, led by Theresa May, has rejected that second vote. Sturgeon has now opened up to look for “a progressive alliance to cast out the 'tories' of the Government” if there is “a hung Parliament”, that is, in which there is no clear majority, according to 'The Guardian'.

However, the Scottish chief minister, who has acknowledged that he is not particularly in favor of the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has already warned that he will not give his support to parties that intervene in this second referendum, implying what his' line will be. red 'to negotiate a hypothetical post-election negotiation.

The Labor Party, for the moment, prefers not to talk about a possible rapprochement with the SNP or a dialogue regarding a new independence referendum. “We are not now in anything other than winning and we are not reaching agreements,” said a spokesman for this formation, Keir Starmer, according to Reuters.