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Nicola Sturgeon, the prime minister who wants to bring Scotland to independence

It was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who inspired Nicola Sturgeon to join the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) at the age of 16. Not because the British Conservative was an example to follow at a time when the economy was not doing very well and unemployment seemed to be the norm, but because even then she considered it wrong for Scotland to be governed by an Executive that had not elected and because she was convinced that only independence could make the country prosper. Something she continues to champion today, at age 51, the last seven at the head of the Scottish government. And because she insists on holding a second referendum on the topic.

Sturgeon risks his political legacy by trying to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence less than 10 years after the first, at a time when polls indicate that this is not a priority for the next two years. According to YouGov, only one in five Scots believe it is a priority (behind the national health system, the economy, education or the climate crisis). And, called upon to comment on the subject, the majority would again vote against this idea. “If there was a referendum tomorrow, 44% of Scots say they would vote ‘yes’, while 46% would vote ‘no’, with 10% still undecided,” according to a Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman. “Removing those undecided ones, the voting intention would be 51% in favor of “no” and 49% in favor of “yes”.

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