Nicola Sturgeon: Case for Union ‘collapsing’ ahead of 2023 indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon: Case for Union ‘collapsing’ ahead of 2023 indyref2

Updated: 1 month, 15 days, 12 hours, 5 minutes, 36 seconds ago

NICOLA Sturgeon has said she wants people in Scotland to be able to go the polls one year from today and choose a "better future" away from the "travesty" of Westminster.

The Scottish Government has proposed that a fresh vote on Scotland’s future is held on October 19 2023 if the Supreme Court rules Holyrood has the power to legislate for a referendum.

Speaking to mark one year to go until that date, the First Minister said that the fact all Westminster parties are against holding another referendum shows their “so-called case for continued Westminster control is collapsing like a house of cards”.

She said if Scotland was independent now it would not choose to be in a “travesty of a partnership” which “routinely ignores our democratic wishes”.

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While independence is “no guarantee of success”, she said it would offer a guarantee of getting rid of Tory governments which people in Scotland have not voted for.

Her comments come as the latest paper in the Scottish Government’s independence prospectus was published this week.

The third in a series of papers focused on plans for the economy, covering issues including currency, energy policy, rejoining the EU and the setting up of a fund for oil and gas revenues.

If the Supreme Court rules against the Scottish Parliament holding a referendum, the First Minister has said she plans to fight the next General Election as a "de facto" referendum.

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