Analysis close Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events How Scottish Infighting Threatens Independence Drive: QuickTake By Rodney Jefferson and Alastair Reed | Bloomberg March 3, 2021 at 11:38 p.m. That’s a charge that could force her to quit just as the party is gearing up for elections that may pave the way for a second independence referendum. […] The drama is unfolding just weeks before a May 6 election in the country that could prove critical for the future of the whole U.K. Polls show the SNP is on course for a majority that Sturgeon says will reinforce her mandate to pressure U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a further plebiscite on leaving the three-centuries-old union with England and Wales. […] In the end, Scottish people voted 55% to 45% to remain in the U.K., though the issue never went away and Sturgeon increased her popularity. […] She’s viewed as having handled the pandemic well and is praised by the public for her clear messaging and perceived honesty.
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