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UK-Scotland: Curtice (Glasgow Univ.), “political fight on Brexit is inevitable”

“A fight between the British and the Scottish governments while the terms of Brexit are being made clear seems inevitable”. John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, sees a deep division between Edinburgh and London. A few hours before the vote of the Scottish Parliament that – it seems certain by now – will give the go-ahead to applying for a new referendum for independence from the United Kingdom and while Prime Minister Theresa May is getting ready to invoke article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that will give the green lights tomorrow, Wednesday 29th March, to the procedure for the United Kingdom divorcing the European Union, Curtice explains that an agreement between Sturgeon (the Scottish Prime Minister) and May (her British counterpart) is almost impossible. “The United Kingdom wants to leave the single market and stop people’s free mobility, while Scotland wants to stay in the EU and accept free mobility”, the expert says. “Neither is the British government giving any sign of wanting to accommodate the Scottish demands during the forthcoming negotiations. A referendum seems inevitable, probably in 2020, to coincide with the British general election. Sturgeon would like to hold it earlier, before spring 2018, but May said she does not agree and, to call voters north of Hadrian’s Wall to the ballots, she needs Westminster’s go-ahead. For the time being, the surveys found that Scots wanting to stay in the United Kingdom are 54%”.

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