Published On: Sun, Aug 1st, 2021
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UK Minister: Government Won’t Stand in Way of 2nd Scottish Referendum If It Is ‘Settled Will’on August 1, 2021 at 5:48 pm

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The UK government would not stand in the way of another vote on Scottish independence if it is the “settled will” of voters, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has said. Westminster has repeatedly rejected requests from the Scottish government for the necessary powers to hold another vote but Gove said if the public desire a second referendum, “one would occur.” The comment comes in the wake of a decline in support for independence. Following around six months of consistent polling showing majority support for separation last year—with one poll going as high as 58 percent in favour—the tide began to turn at the beginning of 2021. The most recent survey by Panelbase for the Sunday Times found 48 percent of the 1,287 respondents supported leaving the UK. Gove told the Sunday Mail: “The principle that the people of Scotland, in the right circumstances, can ask that question … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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