Elections have been held in Scotland. They may lead to a new Scottish referendum.
- independence – freedom from outside control or support
- to commemorate – to exist in order to remind people of an important event or person from the past
- case in point – a specific example used to show that something you have said is true
- Nicola Sturgeon – Scotland’s current first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party
- Westminster – short for: the parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster is the part of London where the parliament buildings are)
- pro-independence parties – political parties that want independence
- referendum – a public vote for or against a particular issue
- to rear its head – (of something unpleasant) to happen, to appear
- a narrow majority – just a little bit more than half of the votes
- irresponsible – not thinking enough or not worrying about the possible results of what you do
- Elections have been held in Scotland. They may lead to a new Scottish referendum. What would the issue of the referendum be?
- Who was William Wallace? And when did he die?
- What was the outcome of the Scottish referendum in 2014?
- Is Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, for or against Scottish independence?
- What is the expected outcome of this month’s Scottish elections? And how will it affect the chances of a new referendum?