Scottish Referendum soon, Scotland gains support for EU exit, Scottish independence Referendum,  United Kingdom

Scottish Referendum soon, Scotland gains support for EU exit, Scottish independence Referendum, United Kingdom

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Scottish Referendum soon, Scotland gains support for EU exit, Scottish independence Referendum, United Kingdom

Nearly 60 percent of Scots now support Scottish independence after Britain voted to leave the European Union this week, according to a new opinion poll.

The Sunday Post said 59 per cent of respondents in the poll backed independence from the United Kingdom. That was sharply higher than the 45 per cent of votes cast in favour of independence at a referendum in 2014 which resulted in the country staying in the UK.

Scots voted for remain  

62-38%

British voted to leave

52-48%

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said earlier on Saturday that a fresh independence referendum was possible. 

Many Scots voted in favour of remaining in the UK in 2014 because of concerns that breaking away might leave them outside the bloc.

Scots voted by 62-38 percent to remain in the EU in Thursday's EU membership referendum but British voters as a whole voted by 52-48 percent to leave.

The Sunday Post reported the poll finding on its front page. The newspaper declined to provide further details of the poll.

A second poll released on Saturday night also showed more Scots now favour independence.

A Panelbase survey for the Sunday Times found 52 percent of respondents wanted to break with the rest of Britain, with 48 percent opposed. That survey interviewed 620 adults on Friday and Saturday.

src:telegraph.co.uk

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