Dramatic Support for English Independence
Commenting Mr Salmond said:
"We now not only have a situation where a majority in Scotland would vote for Scotland becoming independent but a dramatic poll showing growing and substantial support for English independence.
"It's time both countries were self-governing, having responsibility for their own resources and passing their own laws while working together in a new partnership of equals. Gone will be a surly lodger, and in its place a new and very friendly neighbour.
"Clearly this is the future. This growing support shows that unionist politicians are on their way out and the argument for independence and self-respect is on its way in."
1. The Sunday Mail commissioned ICM to poll about 1000 people in England with the following question: "Should England be Independent from Scotland?"
The results were:
2. Result of the latest YouGov poll, undertaken from Thursday 30th March to Sunday 2nd April 2006, on the question of Scottish independence.
"Do you support or oppose Scotland becoming a country independent from the rest of the United Kingdom?"
|Support||46%||54% excl. D/K's|
|Oppose||39%||46% excl. D/K's|