Nicola Sturgeon says the Brexit result justifies another independence referendum in Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon faced his plans to hold a second vote on the independence of Scotland when the country’s political leaders met in the final debate before Thursday’s general election.
The Prime Minister and the SNP leader insisted that the election should be available to the Scots next year “because Brexit will cause real harm.”
She plans to hold a second referendum in the second half of next year, when the United Kingdom could be in a transition period when it leaves the European Union.
He has faced criticism from opposition parties that say it is too soon after the 2014 independence referendum, described at that time as a “one-of-a-kind” event.
It takes less than 36 hours for the vote to open in the general election, Mrs. Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative Leader Jackson Carlaw, Richard Leonard of Labor and Willie Rennie of Scottish Liberal Democrats participated in the Scotland Leaders Debate of the BBC
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland has been neglected by Westminster politicians (Image: Rex Features)
Carlaw hit his rival leaders for not accepting the outcome of the Brexit 2016 referendum, although Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain part of the European Union.
He said: “My opinion is that the most divisive thing you can do is refuse to accept the result of the vote when you present it to the people, you cannot have a disposable democracy.”
“A million Scots voted with the majority in the rest of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union and our duty is to get the best possible agreement to leave the European Union, we must respect that democratic result.”
But defending his plan, Sturgeon said it would be undemocratic not to allow Scotland another vote on independence, given the overwhelming majority of citizens who voted to stay in the EU.
She said: ‘I believe that people in Scotland when they have another option will vote to be independent, because in recent years they have shown us the price we are paying for not being independent.
Broken A broken Westminster system has imposed austerity on Scotland against our will and, of course, threatens to impose Brexit on us. Our voice is being ignored, our votes are being ignored. “
Scottish interim conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said it was undemocratic to hold a second independence referendum Image: Ken Jack)
Sturgeon has said he would be willing to support Labor if no party wins a general majority on Thursday, if it accepts certain conditions.
However, Labor leaders have ruled out negotiating with the SNP.
Representing Labor in tonight’s debate, Leonard argued that a “redistributive” Labor government would challenge the belief that Westminster has neglected Scotland.
He said: “This is not how the United Kingdom Government is how the Tory government has treated Scotland.”
Sturgeon said again tonight that she would be willing to make deals with Labor and Liberal Democrats to keep conservatives out of Downing Street.
He added that the SNP can exert influence in the event that no party obtains a majority “is a much better position to be in which we have had in recent years.”