Good News As Latest Poll Shows Almost 60% of Scots Want to Remain in the UK.
A landmark opinion poll marking the fifth anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum has revealed that 59% of voters want to remain in the UK now, up from 55% in 2014. There is also an extremely low level of support for holding another indyref in the future as most people polled believed it would leave Scotland even more divided. Also, despite being one of two ‘Yes’ enclaves in 2014, 60 of Glaswegians polled would now vote against seceding from the UK.
Latest Polling Data Shows 51% In Favor of Staying in The Union
Polling data by Scotland in Union shows that 51% of Scots would vote to stay in the Union with the rest of the UK. This slim margin demonstrates how precarious the situation is if Scotland held another indyref in the near future.
Scottish Referendum Bill: Petition for a two thirds majority vote – official Scottish Parliament Petition
Mark Openshaw, a founding member of Scotland Matters, has been busy liaising with the Clerks and Petitions Office of the Scottish Parliament and the final result of the work done so far is that the Finance and Constitution Committee will begin taking evidence on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill from the 4th of September. The Parliament has agreed to a Stage 1 deadline of the 8th of November for this. This means that by around this date, the Committee will have published a report on its consideration of the Bill, explaining the evidence received. After this date, the Bill will be debated in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland Matters has also developed a referendum charter that can be viewed by clickinghere. This charter outlines that any future referendum should be a two stage process, should have a larger mandate for success and the question asked should not be a simple ‘No’ ‘Yes’ answer.
You can sign the petition by clicking the box below. Please be aware that this is an official Scottish Government petition which means it has to be considered by the Petitions Committee.
You can also write to the Petition Committee members by clicking here or to the members of the Finance and Constitution Committee by clicking here.