As Scotland considers another referendum on independence, economists are warning of the risks involved. Low oil prices, for one, have put a dent in revenues independence supporters were counting on to go it alone.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that her devolved government will take a first step towards holding an independence referendum by May 2021. She hopes to have legislation agreed by the end of the year.
Once Britain decided to leave the EU, it seemed obvious that a renewed push for independence was in the cards. However, even though Scottish voters rejected Brexit, they aren't quite ready to cut ties to the UK.
Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU in 2016. As the Scottish Trade Minister Ivan McKee explained in an interview with DW, the country is eager to promote itself in the face of ongoing UK political chaos.
British lawmakers have approved a bill that will oblige Theresa May to legislate against leaving the EU without a deal on April 12. May has been meeting with the opposition to find a way out of the Brexit impasse.
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