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Scotland's feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive

2021-04-26
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A majority win in May 6 elections by Angus Robertson, from the Scottish National Party would not be short of a dream, as beyond that if there is another referendum, then there would be prospects of breaking from the U.K., which would end the 314-year union between Scotland and England, hence changing the course of British history.

In his campaign headquarters in Edinburgh, is written in cursive script that the fight is not for glory, riches or honours, but it is a fight for freedom. Bringing the prospect into play again.

There has been a narrow majority in the opinion polls in favour of leaving the UK, with Brexit in 2016, which Scotland had opposed.

In 2014 Britain's then-Prime Minister David Cameron, due to the pressure had allowed a referendum in 2014, that had rejected going it alone, but the SNP is close to controlling the devolved parliament outright, and the last time that happened was in 2011.

Robertson hopes that a majority would force Boris Johnson to do the same, and few races will be watched more closely than his own to gauge the SNP's chances and, with them, the possibility of another referendum.

In a 129-set parliament, the SNP needs four more seats to have a majority of 65, and claim the moral and political right to vote on independence.

Robertson states that as a symbolic constituency at the heart of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh Central is a very important seat for the party to have a majority.

Robertson has grown in the area that has the Scottish parliament, and also the richest parts of a city that had voted against independence in 2014. He says that there were times when nationalists like him weren't even elected as local councillors.

"The fact that the SNP is in the running to win this seat is hugely symbolic of how strong the pro-independence movement has become."

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