Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insists on working on forming a pro-independence majority and is holding talks with the Green Party for a coalition. Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), said she had held discussions with the Greens, who have promised to support a second independence referendum, at her official residence earlier this week.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party seemed to be on its way to an astounding landslide victory in Thursday general election with would match the party's results from times of Baroness Margaret Thatcher in 1987 and Labour's historic low of 1935, according to exit polls.
British voters are set to make history in Thursday's general election where much more than who will become Prime Minister is at stake. It is, admittedly, about deciding who will govern for the next five years, but more than that, it is about whether the nation stays or leaves the European Union and everything it entails.
Scottish leader Alex Salmond unveiled on Tuesday what he called a “mission statement” for the country’s future: a 649-page paper detailing many of the terms for an independent Scotland. The country’s first minister released his Scottish National Party’s so-called white paper ahead of a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom set for next September.