Scotland has 59 seats in the House of Commons. Before yesterday’s election, the Scottish National Party held 35 of those seats. Today, 48 of Scotland’s 59 MPs belong to the Scottish National Party.
England gave the Conservative Party a big mandate to complete Brexit. In Scotland, support for the Conservative Party stands at 25 percent, down 3.5 percent.
In September, 2014, the Scots voted on an independence referendum. About 45 percent were in favor of independence, and about 55 percent wanted to stay in the United Kingdom. A principal argument against independence was that independence would take Scotland out of the European Union. Now, staying in the United Kingdom is what will take Scotland out of the European Union.