Government sources said that Theresa May could accept a new vote in #scotland, as long as it happens after Britain leaves the European Union. Scots voted in September 2014 by 55% to 45% in favor of remaining in the UK. House of Lords begins Monday analyzing in detail the bill that authorizes May to trigger the withdrawal of Britain from the EU.
British pound falls again
"If the market thinks seriously that it can be another referendum on independence more recently, remember how powerful the pound fell in early September 2014, before the previous referendum. This memory makes the pound to be sold very easily now", said Ray Attrill, co-director for foreign exchange at National Australia Bank in Sydney.
The pound fell 0.4% to $ 1.2410 per unit, after it dropped to $ 1.2392 per unit, the lowest level reached after February 17th.
Scottish Premier Nicola Sturgeon said repeatedly that Scotland will hold a referendum on separation from Britain, if they couldn`t remain on the #Single European Market after the Brexit. Scots opted for staying in the EU in a referendum in June, but they are still forced to leave due to the vote pro-Brexit in England, showed Sturgeon in a commentary published in the Financial Times.
May has promised to consult with the governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, before formal negotiations with the EU, slated to begin in late March. Sturgeon wants the UK to remain in the single market, the commerce to be conducted freely, and the banks could offer their services to the Member States.
United Kingdom will leave EU
In a speech in January, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the #United Kingdom will leave the EU and the single European market.
Theresa May announced that she won`t negotiate an agreement to remain "half in and half out" of the European Union.
"Six months ago, the British people voted for change. They voted for our country to have a brighter future. They voted to leave the Union and to embrace the world. And they did it consciously: accepting that the way that we are about to go through is full of unknowns, but trusting that it will lead to a better future for their children and grandchildren. It is the government's task to accomplish these things".