Scotland’s nationalists win vote to set stage for a second independence referendum

May 8, 2021 | INVESTING

Scotland is headed for a protracted showdown with the UK government over the right to an independence referendum after leader Nicola Sturgeon’s nationalists scored a decisive election victory.The BBC projected the Scottish National Party won 63 of the 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament, matching its performance in 2016 and giving it a fourth term in power. It left Sturgeon two seats short of a majority, though the pro-independence Green Party increased the number of its politicians to nine,…

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