Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Poll shows independence ‘settled will of Scottish people’

A new poll suggests the SNP will win the 2021 Scottish election with a “commanding lead”.

Conducted by Survation, the data also point to the continuing increase in support for Scotland’s separation from the UK, which has been recorded at 54% in favour (excluding “don’t knows”).

Polls conducted since May have shown support in favour of Scottish independence.

Survation asked 1,071 people over the age of 16 between October 28 and November 4 their voting preferences for the Holyrood election.

Those surveyed were also asked “if there was a referendum on Scottish independence tomorrow, how would you vote?”, with 54% saying they would vote to leave the UK.

The SNP claimed this latest poll result reflected “the will” of the Scottish people.

Constituency vote

The nationalists are up one point, to 54%, in the constituency vote.

Labour, whose popularity also rose by one point, and the Scottish Conservatives recorded 18% each.

Around 8% of those asked said they would vote Scottish Lib Dems in their constituency.

Regional results

The SNP are up two points from September, to 43%, while Labour retains second place on 19% with a one-point increase. The Conservatives are down one point to 17%

The Scottish Greens welcomed the poll, which they claim shows they are on course for their highest-ever number of MSPs.

Patrick Harvie.

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: “This is just the latest in a long line of polls showing Scottish Greens on course to elect a record number of MSPs in May.

“It’s clear that our constructive approach to opposition is appreciated by the public.

“From Scotland’s fairer tax system to the reversal of unfair exam grades and free bus travel for young people from next year, we’ve been working for Scotland to build a fairer and greener country, punching well above our weight and delivering time and time again.

“It’s clearer than ever that the UK simply isn’t working for Scotland.

“More and more people are coming to the conclusion that we must take our future into our own hands if we are to build a better Scotland.”

‘Settled will’

SNP depute Keith Brown said: “After 12 straight polls, we know the fundamental shift in favour of independence is the settled will of the Scottish people.

“We must have the right to decide our own future instead of being under the control of governments we don’t vote for, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.

“The Tory Westminster Government cannot be trusted to act in Scotland’s interests.

Keith Brown.

“They have removed Scotland from the EU against our will and are now, unbelievably, threatening to impose a disastrous hard Brexit in the middle of a pandemic and economic recession.

“As an independent member of the EU we will be an equal partner with our friends in the rest of the UK and Europe.

“The Westminster parties’ undemocratic attempt to deny the people of Scotland the right to choose their own future in a fresh referendum is now utterly unsustainable.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in