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A new opinion poll has confirmed that a majority of people in Scotland want to remain in the UK.

The YouGov survey shows that 46% of people would vote ‘No’ in a second independence referendum, and 45% would vote ‘Yes’ – or 51/49 with undecided voters removed.

It comes despite a relentless daily campaign from the SNP to divide us.

And in contrast to the SNP’s narrative, over a third (34 per cent) of Yes/Leave voters have now changed their mind and would vote to remain in the UK.

The poll also shows that only 17 per cent support another contest on Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘immediate’ timetable, and only 40 per cent want one within the next two years.

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“This is yet another poll showing there is no majority support for leaving the UK, despite the relentless daily campaign by the SNP.

“No matter how hard Nicola Sturgeon tries to tear communities apart, most people don’t want to break up the UK.

“The SNP will also be dismayed that over a third of former Yes voters now want to remain in the UK.

“People do not want a repeat of the constitutional chaos they have witnessed with Brexit and know that Scotland leaving the UK will not solve any of the challenges we now face.

“It would also involve scrapping the pound, committing to the euro, and risking a hard border with England.

“It is clear that an overwhelming majority of Scots do not want a divisive second referendum this year or next. 

“Rather than obsess about a referendum that people don’t want, it’s time for the SNP to focus on fixing the crises it has created in schools and hospitals. Scotland deserves better.”

Data tables here Read more here, and here.


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