And then saying if they don’t get it they will run their next U.K. General Election on the basis of independence. Forgive me but she has been doing this de facto for her whole time in post (and still didn’t get a majority).And then adding, when the supreme court say no, she can blame it on Westminster laws!
This wasn't so much putting the case for independence, more a desperate last throw of the dice by an idiot who has backed herself into a corner she has no way out of.
The "irrefutable mandate" comes from not having a majority parliament and less than 50% of the vote (even if you include the greens) The proposal for holding the next general election on a single manifesto issue, when the legal bid goes tits up, makes me laugh. That's what the SNP have been doing for 2 decades and they haven't achieved it yet.
More student politics from the grievance party. And what was all the clapping about? Despite repeated calls from the presiding officer, the SNP back benchers continued to behave like a student union sit in. Yet even more evidence they are not fit to run a regional council, let alone a country.
If only the 3 main unionist partys would work together, she could be sunk without trace.
Trying to stifle democracy by process doesn’t work.The dough-faced witch can announce a referendum for the Twiddly Third of Septober if it so pleases her: nothing will happen unless Westminster agrees to such a proposal.
Not Boris Grrr.
Not they Bastid Toaries.
But Parliament, at Westminster.
I’m getting to the point I’ve had enough, give them it and when they lose dissolve the Scottish Parliament and sack the lot of those rats from all parties as we’re paying twice for two sets of idiots to do what one set is slightly more qualified to do.So, with no referendum on October 19th next year remotely likely, the next GE, according to Sturgeon, is a "de facto" referendum??!!
How the feck is that supposed to work? Nationalist votes need to outnumber Unionist votes? The SNP win a majority of Westminster seats (as they have in 3 GE's)? Either one and Scotland is magically independent? This is now firmly in the realms of fantasy.
Half of me wants to get a 2nd referendum out of the way, as happened in Quebec, but that, even when she loses, plays into nationalist hands, as INDYREF3 will be called for within 30 seconds of the result, with cries of "we've done it twice, why not three times?"
Not even the usually rabid nats on the Herald website are remotely energised by this latest annual announcement of yet another march to the top of the hill.
I’m getting to the point I’ve had enough, give them it and when they lose dissolve the Scottish Parliament and sack the lot of those rats from all parties as we’re paying twice for two sets of idiots to do what one set is slightly more qualified to do.
Someone, clearly not an MSP, has been rather clever in the writing of that speech (although I find the word referendumS grates somewhat.)
"The referendum is NOT a constitutional matter (reserved) as it's acknowledged that it doesn't immediately lead to independence but rather the start of separation discussions etc."
It might just get past the Supreme Court, who knows. Although if everyone just ignores the result then the UDI that would have to follow would definitely be a constitutional matter.
Trying to stifle democracy by process doesn’t work.
I would not vote for independence and am a BoJo supporter but I resent him deciding that we should not have a voice in our future.
I also think it’s a strategic error. Call her bluff. Successive polls show that the majority would vote ’no’. The SNP want to turn it into a fight because they know that there will be many people who resent the interference from Westminster and some of them will be converted into SNP voters.
The "Abolish the Scottish Parliament" party ran at the last Scottish elections in 2021. My dad asked one of their canvassers if he could volunteer to drive the bulldozer. He was told he'd have to join the queue!I’m getting to the point I’ve had enough, give them it and when they lose dissolve the Scottish Parliament and sack the lot of those rats from all parties as we’re paying twice for two sets of idiots to do what one set is slightly more qualified to do.
H ha ha ha , The SNP leader comes to the UK to confirm the legality of the bill. Does she not realise that the only time the court can decide the legality of anything is when it is enacted, it has no power to confirm or deny the intentions of the political parties operations in their own bailiwicks. Nichola (die halbe Portion) could just declare UDI, I've said this before and await the outcome from the UK Givernment. If she is so determined to lead Scotland, let her put her head on the block ( metaphorically of course) given Boris hasn't executed any Scot Pretenders recently.Sturgeon has confirmed the Scottish Lord Advocate will refer the bill to the UK Supreme Court this afternoon in an attempt to confirm the legality of the bill.