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Are infections in Scotland on the rise?

The ONS data showed that the infections in Scotland have increased at a slower rate than in other UK nations over the past week, which experts hope could be an indication that they will soon begin to fall again.

Should there be a second referendum on Scottish independence?

The SNPs deputy leader has urged the future leader of the Conservative Party to allow a second referendum on Scottish independence. Speaking to BBC Scotlands The Sunday Show, Keith Brown said the people of Scotland should have the right to vote on the issue again and get out of this suffocation.

How long should Scotland wait before asking for a referendum?

Former ministers Sajid Javid and Jeremy Hunt told BBC News at least a decade should pass before the question is asked again. The Scottish government plans a vote on the issue in October next year. SNP Deputy Leader Keith Brown said granting a legal referendum would be a good start for the new leader.

What does Nicola Sturgeon say about child poverty in Scotland?

Nicola Sturgeon tells the SNP conference that eradicating child poverty is essential for Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon says the doubling of the Scottish child payment is the boldest and most ambitious anti-poverty measure anywhere in the UK.

Hasnt Scotland already had an independence referendum? Yes, in September 2014. Scottish voters were given the choice of staying in the UK or becoming an independent country. They backed staying the UK by 55% to 45%.

Is holding a second independence referendum in 2020 a mistake?

Is now the right time for a Scottish independence referendum?

Theresa May says that “now is not the time” for a Scottish independence referendum. Who gets to decide when the right time for a vote is?

Does the Scottish Parliament have the power to call a referendum?

That’s because the Scottish parliament’s powers to pass laws are limited when it comes to, among other things, “ the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England ”. This has been disputed by some legal academics, who argue that the Scottish parliament might have the power to call a referendum.

How did the courts get involved in the Scottish referendum?

The courts didn’t need to get involved last time around, because the UK and Scottish governments agreed to put the legal situation beyond doubt. This was achieved by a ‘section 30 order’ (referring to section 30 of the Scotland Act 1998) that temporarily lifted any restriction on the Scottish parliament’s power to arrange a referendum.

Can a legal referendum be held in the UK?

A legal referendum. The UK government thinks that the UK parliament has to pass a law before a referendum can legally be held. That’s because the Scottish parliament’s powers to pass laws are limited when it comes to, among other things, “the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England”.

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