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Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022

Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022

Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022 Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022, 17.73 MB
Friday, July 1, 2022

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, has proposed a referendum date for Scots to vote on their independence from the United Kingdom - the 19th of October, 2023.

 

However despite UK PM Boris Johnson saying now is not the time, Sturgeon says they will run the referendum regardless by having her party run on the sole issue of independence. 

 

The last referendum vote on this issue took place in 2014, but commentators have pointed out the major shift in the UK landscape since due to Brexit. 

 

To learn more, Liam spoke to the University of Otago’s Liam Mcllvanney ,first asking why some Scots are pushing for independence and what's getting in their way.