New poll shows half of all Scots (49%) want Independence and/or full Home Rule

SNP must hold new Scottish Independence Referendum now while Prime Minister May still needs her 13 Scottish Tory MPs for Hard Brexit vote in Westminster

 New poll shows half of all Scots (49%) want Independence and/or full Home Rule, according to a new opinion poll carried out on behalf of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (www.SIRP.Scot).

The survey, carried out between 24-28 January 2018 by the independent polling company Survation, (encl) asked voters what their voting intention for Scotland’s constitutional future would now be.

The results were:

  • Full independence 32%
  • Keeping the current situation 36%
  • Devo-Max 17%
  • Don’t know 16%

Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA) Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – which commissioned the poll – said:

“This shows that almost half (49%) of all Scots (ie 32% + 17%) are not in favour of the status quo and the current ‘half-way house’ under the present partly-devolved powers from Westminster to Holyrood.

“The full ‘Devo-Max’ option is where the Scottish parliament would have full control over every aspect of government with the exception of Defence and Foreign Affairs.

“This figure (49%) is greater than the 45% who voted for Scottish Independence in the 2014 referendum, so the Brit-Govt and all the London-based Unionist parties should not delude themselves into thinking that they would win the inevitable next Scottish Independence referendum (whenever it is held).

“The poll also shows a simple majority of 36% (about 1 in 3 people) in favour of the status quo – ie with Scotland remaining a partner in the Treaty of Union with England in the United Kingdom.

“But with almost the same number (32%) (also about 1 in 3 people) voting in favour of Scottish Independence, this does not end the issue ‘for a generation’ which Unionists falsely claim is the result from the September 2014 referendum.

“Because of the massively-changed political landscape following the Brexit referendum – with the British government ignoring the wishes of Scotland to remain in the EU – Scotland needs another referendum on its political future, with all options on the ballot paper.”


Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party

 The primary goal – and number one objective in the constitution of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party –  is to achieve political Independence for Scotland.

We aim to do so by helping to bring about a new/ second Scottish Independence Referendum in light of the entirely-changed political and constitutional landscape following the UK Brexit vote.

We shall do this by providing a meaningful, valid, SECOND choice/ chance to vote for Independence-supporting MSPs in elections to the next Scottish Parliament; ie SNP party members/ voters can vote ‘first’ choice for SNP on the ballot paper, and then vote ‘second’ choice for Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party on the ballot paper.

This gives two choices/ chances/ votes in favour of Scotland’s Independence (instead of the present 1/ SNP – and reduces the ‘stray’/ use-less ‘second’ vote going to any other British Unionist party.

Despite the use of the word ‘Scottish’ in front of their names, the Liberals, Tories and Labour are all single, British Unionist parties and are all controlled from, and based in, their London head offices.

Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party is not competing with the SNP; rather, we want to work in a progressive alliance with them.

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