The Prime Minister rejected the call of the National Party of Scotland to hold an independence vote on Tuesday, reminding the Prime Minister of her 2014 vote that the indyref was a “once in a generation” vote. Sturgeon responded by accusing conservatives of being “terrified” of giving Scots a voice about their future. In the 2014 referendum, voters rejected independence between 55 and 45 percent.
When asked: “Should Boris Johnson grant Nicola Sturgeon another independence referendum?”, The overwhelming majority of Express.co.uk respondents said “no.”
Seventy-nine percent (9,576) of the people said that a second vote should not be held, while 21 percent (2,589) said “yes.”
Only 97 people said they were not safe.
A total of 12,262 votes were cast in the poll between 11.50am and 6pm on Wednesday, January 15.
Some readers said Sturgeon had “obsessed” with the issue, particularly since his party made progress in the general elections on December 12.
One reader noted the irony of the SNP position, given that Sturgeon has claimed that an independent Scotland could join the EU after Brexit, returning control to the block.
The reader said: “The SNP elites would come to sit at the EU high table, but the working class in Scotland will not.”
And a pro-unionist voter said that when “Scottish fishermen voted to leave the EU and take Scottish fish with them” they had no plan in mind to join the bloc.
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“You accept defeat or flood doors open to every vote or contest open to challenges.”
And another opponent said: “2014 was a unique referendum in a generation. Leave lost, so hold on.
“The next one should be presented in about 20-30 years.”
While a quarter said: “There is nothing in the rules of democracy that says that if you don’t like the result of a referendum, you will keep shouting for a replay!
“Sturgeon knows it and also realizes that the longer he handles Scotland’s economy, the more trouble he will have.”
But other readers said they believe that giving a second vote so soon after the first would end the endless debate.
“I would like them to love the United Kingdom and become independent,” said one reader. “It would save the rest of the UK taxpayers a fortune!”
And a second said: “Yes, but only if he promises to give up politics if he loses.”
Others promoted alternative ideas, such as offering voters in England and Wales a final word about Scotland’s independence.