In the past year the UK has held a referendum on whether or not Scotland should be independent from the UK. Here is a presentation about the referendum I did for my Social Sciences class. Enjoy, and please keep checking for further posts!
Nationalism in the UK
The Independence Referendum:
•On the 18th of September 2014, the UK held a referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country.
•The majority voted NO, to keep Scotland as part of the UK, with 55.3% voting to stay, and 44.7% voting to leave the UK.
•84.6% of people turned up to vote, the highest recorded for an election.
•The Scottish referendum bill was passed in Novemeber 2013 and a total of 4.3 million people were able to vote.
For and against Scottish independence
•“Yes Scotland” was the main campaign group pushing for Scottish independence.
•“Better together” was the main campaign group in favour of maintaining the Union.
•Many other campaign groups, political parties, business´, newspapers and individuals were also involved, with the majority against independence.
Problems with independence
Many issues were raised about Scottish Independence, such as:
•What currency would Scotland use.
•Public expendature – Pensions, Public costs etc.
•And North sea oil.
Sturgeon and the SNP.
Are there any similarities or differences between Scottish independence and the independence of Catalonia?