Do you think Scotland will be independent within 5 years - Readers’ poll

With Brexit causing problems for so many Remain-voting Scots will the First Minister's prediction come true? Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
With Brexit causing problems for so many Remain-voting Scots will the First Minister's prediction come true? Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Nicola Sturgeon used an appearance on a US talk show over the weekend to declare her belief that a majority of Scots would back a Yes vote in a possible IndyRef2 within the next five years.

The First Minister was interviewed by Michel Martin on the CNN current affairs show Amanpour & Company. Asked if she believed that Scotland would be applying to the EU as an independent nation in the next three to five years, she replied: “I would love to think so and I think it will.

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Ms Sturgeon said she was confident more Scots would back independence if a re-run of the 2014 referendum were held as the reality of Brexit became apparent.

Last month, a survey commissioned by campaigners for a second EU referendum found that 69% of respondents said Brexit would make Scottish independence more likely.

Having previously rejected any suggestion of a second referendum on Scotland’s future, saying “now is not the time” for another vote on independence, Prime Minister Theresa May warned in January that a no-deal Brexit would put the Union at risk, as she tries to salvage her Brexit deal.

Do you agree with Ms Sturgeon? Do you think Scotland will be independent within five years? Take part in our readers’ poll above to have your say.