EDINBURGH (Sputnik) — After the referendum outcomes were announced, current SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the final results showed the desire of the Scots to remain part of the European Union.
"The decision in the EU Referendum has led to a divided UK with England and Wales voting to Leave [the EU] and Scotland and Northern Ireland opting to Remain. It has created a de facto break-up of the United Kingdom itself… The decision offers rare opportunities to the Scottish Government to use the situation for Scotland’s advantage," Wilson said presenting the document in Edinburgh.
During his speech, Wilson is also expected to call on SNP leadership to "deploy humility" and to make new independence campaign more broadly based.
A majority of voters in Wales and England voted in favor of leaving the bloc at Thursday's referendum on the United Kingdom's membership in the European Union, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted in favor of remaining part of the 28-nation bloc.
After the referendum outcomes were announced, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said that the final results showed the desire of the Scots to remain part of the European Union.
In 2014, over 55 percent of Scottish voters rejected secession during the referendum on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom. The issue, however, remains on the Scottish agenda.