Most Scots don’t support a second referendum

Recent polls have shown that a majority of Scots favour the Union.

While Nicola Sturgeon’s first response to Britain’s vote to leave the EU was to renew talk of Scottish independence, recent polls show that a majority of Scots favour the Union. According to a YouGov poll, 54% support the Union. Meanwhile, 50% of Scots are against the idea of a second referendum – against 37% who support it.

Nevertheless, Sturgeon presses on regardless. As ever with the Scottish First Minister, the Scottish people speak only when she likes what they have to say. 55% may have voted against the dissolution of the United Kingdom in 2014. But Sturgeon will battle for their chance to have another go so that they may give the right answer.

So much for talk of a “once in a lifetime opportunity“.