A decision could be made on another Scottish referendum within weeks
Ross Greer, a Scottish Greens lawmaker whose party is a key ally of the SNP, claimed the timing of a new Scottish referendum would be determined in part by Brexit.
Greer, who was a key campaigner in the 2014 vote which saw Scots reject independence by a 10 per cent margin, said: "We are working on a timescale now where Article 50 (which triggers Britain leaving the European Union) will be activated next month – that's the timescale when it will almost certainly become clear whether there's going to be a referendum or not.
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Ross Greer played a key role in Scotland's failed 'yes' campaign in 2014
“So that's the timescale we should be working on to get our campaign up and running.”
A whopping 68 per cent of Scots voted to remain in the EU, yet Britain as a whole decided they wanted to leave the crumbling brussels bloc – an argument which nationalists claim is a reason for a second independence referendum if the country’s Brexit demands are not met.
Nicola Sturgeon has demanded that a special deal should be secured for Scotland however there is no official word from Downing Street if they will oblige, the SNP has claimed.
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Pro-Union supporters celebrate as Scottish referendum polling results are announced at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 19, 2014
According to Greer, a successor to the ‘Yes Scotland’ campaign from 2014 is expected in a matter of weeks.
He told the Herald: "We will know in the next few weeks how to (take) that a step further and in the next few weeks I expect moves will be made to form what could be that organisation.”
Should the Scottish Greens’ six MSPs vote with the 63 SNP politicians in Holyrood, that would take them over the 65 votes needed for a majority to hold another referendum.
Greer added that calling another independence vote would need bipartisan support from both the SNP and the Greens.
Scotland voted to remain as part of the UK
The British Parliament could block another attempt by the SNP to call another independence referendum but to do so if the majority of Scots backed another vote could spark a constitutional meltdown.
Nicola Sturgeon’s nationalist party will be keen to avoid calling another referendum unless the majority of Scots back her calls for independence.
Opinion polls currently suggest that support for an independent Scotland is around 45 per cent – around the same levels as the failed vote in 2014.
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