The Scottish government will hold a second referendum on Scottish independence from the UK. All pro-independence parties and campaigns must unite to form a single unit. The pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is the best leader who could be the head of such union in the next independence referendum.
Sturgeon Is Ready for an Independence Referendum
Nicola Sturgeon has become Scotland’s longest-serving first minister. She has served as Scotland’s first minister for eight years and in the Scottish government for fifteen years. In May 2021, Sturgeon led the Scottish National Party (SNP) to victory in the Holyrood elections. She is a progressive, open-minded politician who firmly pursues the SNP’s goal.
The nationalist political leader is determined to hold another referendum for Scottish independence. Nicola Sturgeon has been Scotland’s firm and eloquent leader and is prepared for an independence vote in 2023. The nationalist parties have secured the majority of seats in the Scottish parliament. The reelection of nationalists in Scotland has enabled Nicola Sturgeon to pursue holding another independence referendum. She has repeatedly said that the Scottish government is mandated to hold an independence referendum.
Brexit Exposed Divergence between Scotland & England
The vote for European Union membership in 2016 changed the things about Scottish independence. In the first independence referendum in 2014, a more significant number of Scottish voters wanted to be a part of the UK. But Brexit vote and the process have ignited independence demands. Most Scots voted to remain in the EU, but they had to leave the bloc against their will.
Since the beginning of the Brexit process, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted on holding an independence referendum. Brexit has dominated politics over the previous years and will remain the same in the coming years. The Brexit vote has proved the divergence between Scottish and British politics. All 32 local authority areas of Scotland voted to remain in the EU. The EU vote can result in a golden opportunity for Scottish nationalists to create Sc-exit from Brexit.
The SNP Is the Main Pro-Independence Party
The SNP will separate Scotland from Britain after the 2016 Brexit vote. The nationalist candidates of the SNP have won the last six elections in the devolved parliament. Today Scottish nationalism has influenced intellectuals, the public, and the politicians. An independence referendum will give a choice to the people of Scotland to decide for their future. The British government has gradually failed to protect Scottish interests, which has motivated Scots to create a Scottish state.
The SNP is the largest nationalist party in Scotland that has protected nationalist interests. The Scottish Green party is another nationalist political party. The Greens have ambition for the country’s future and oppose the union with Britain. A new political party called Alba is another nationalist party that has demanded holding another independence referendum without delay.
Alba Is against Remote Governance in London
Alex Salmond, the former leader of SNP, has established the Alba party. The Alba members believe that Scottish independence is the immediate priority for the country. Alba has accused the Scottish government of not triggering the process for another independence referendum. Alba has said the Scottish government should establish a committee to work on the sovereignty of the Scottish people. The party has said the Scottish people deserve to have a democratic system.
Alba says the system should embody the hopes and aspirations of the people of Scotland. Independence should break the top-down governance of small and self-regarding elites. Alba has criticized the SNP’s position because it links Sc-exit to Brexit. Alba believes that a majority of Scotland’s representatives would back independence. The party has said the SNP had not done enough to pursue the impudence goal.
The Greens Want Independent to Have International Voice
The Scottish Green party is the other pro-independence party in Scotland. The Scottish Greens believe that Scottish independence is necessary to let the government build a green Scotland. According to the greens, independence is the route back to EU membership to have a voice for Scotland. Independent Scotland can have the right back at the European table to co-work for a greener continent. The Greens want power and potential to be a leader in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
The Scottish Green party could secure seven seats in the 2021 parliament elections for the first time. The Greens and the SNP had an agreement and united, so they both have the majority of seats at Holyrood. The Greens have talked about their crucial role in the 2014 independence referendum. They believe their party will again be necessary for inspiring more people for the next independence referendum.
Sturgeon Is the Best Leader for Sc-exit
The Scottish voters have mainly selected pro-independence candidates in the recent council election and the last Holyrood election. Nationalists of Scotland should be strong enough to succeed in another independence referendum. So, all political parties and campaigns for Scottish independence should unite as one. Nicola Sturgeon is the best leader who can unite all pro-independence parties. She is the first female leader among the devolved UK administrations who has been involved in Scottish politics for many years. As a nationalist, Sturgeon has become involved in high-level politics and has always wanted Scotland to be independent. She is the most popular leader across the UK and the most influential woman in Britain. She is the best politician who could gather all nationalists together and lead the Sc-exit move.
For more than a decade, the subject of Scottish independence has been one of the critical features in British politics. Independence raises questions about the union of the United Kingdom in the post-Brexit era. After three centuries of Union between Scotland and England, more Scots believe an independent country can best meet their aspirations.
Today, Scottish independence leading figure is First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. She is steady and firm and can ensure the Scots trust her and her government. Nicola Sturgeon is powerful and popular enough to unite all nationalists in Scotland. The Sc-exit campaign and the pro-independence parties should trust her to proceed with the independence process.