Election 2019: is Scotland moving towards independence? – podcast

When Scottish voters said no to independence in the referendum of 2014 it did not settle the question “for a generation” as some on the winning side had wished. Instead, there was a surge in support for the Scottish National party, which in turn promised to return to the independence question as soon as a referendum was judged to be winnable. The political shock of Brexit provided a new impetus and now as Scottish voters contemplate the election of 2019, they are being prompted to think about it as a chance to consider their future not just in the EU but in the UK as well.

The Guardian’s Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, has been on the campaign trail with Boris Johnson, who has promised that a Conservative government would block any attempts by the SNP to push for a new referendum. And she tells Rachel Humphreys about meeting independence supporters as they contemplate the best way of persuading “no” voters to come around to breaking with the UK.

Also today: Sayeeda Warsi on the Conservative party’s enduring Islamophobia problem.

Nicola Sturgeon (Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)



Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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