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Scotland in Crisis – Out of Kingdom | Close Up – Current Report | DW

Many Scots support First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s policy. About musician Neil Mackay. He was one of the most determined fighters for Scottish independence. He organizes large demonstrations in which thousands of comrades protest against separation from England. Skyrocketing energy and food prices are hitting people particularly hard between the Highlands and Edinburgh. Sandra Macpherson is one of them. Like many, a single mother must decide between “heat or food” this winter and teach her children to do without. Pro-independence supporters blame London for the emergency, while pro-independence opponents blame the Scottish Government. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already announced a new independence referendum. However, at the end of November 2022, the UK Supreme Court ruled that a new referendum could only be held with the consent of the British government. Like Brexit, the issue of independence is dividing the country.