How would Scottish independence effect UK global reputation?

“Following Brexit, the UK has been weakened on the international stage, as its foreign policy tilts to the Indo-Pacific and it risks playing a lesser role across the wider European space.”

Since 2014 when Scotland decided by 55 percent to 45 percent not to separate itself from the UK, independence and the question of Scotland’s sovereignty has dominated the political scene. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Prime Minister Boris Johnson won’t oppose a second independence referendum if the SNP wins by a majority in the election next month. In an interview with the Guardian, Ms Sturgeon said: “If people in Scotland vote for a party saying ‘when the time is right, there should be an independence referendum’, you cannot stand in the way of that – and I don’t think that this is what will happen.” Last week, election polls conducted by Ipsos Mori for STV News and Opinium for Sky News put the SNP on track to win a majority and a historic fourth term in Government.

This week, Professor of Politics, Adrian Pabst gave his expert commentary to the Express.

Read the piece here.

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