Nicola Sturgeon has no ‘plan B’ to ‘bullying’ her way to a second independence referendum

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Tony Miklinski, a tory councillor Fife, told that it is “obscene” the SNP are demanding another referendum on Scottish independence just six years after they lost the first vote in 2014. He added the SNP would start campaigning for a third referendum the day after they lost a second vote. 

Mr Miklinski said: “I don’t think they have a plan B or a plan C.

“They have just plan A which is somehow bully their way to another independence referendum.

“Plan B would pretty much be like Plan A when they lost the referendum the following day it would be now we deserve a third referendum.

“I hope that by then the Scottish people will have realised that would be an absolute waste of time.

“But I do not anticipate any second independence referendum any time in the coming decade.”

The Scottish Conservative councillor added: “I believe that any sensible Government will realise you can not run a referendum one year and then allow the losing party a second go four, six or ten years later.

“You make a decision and you stick with it.

“It is obscene that we are having this debate about a second referendum.

“The SNP knew what they were getting into in 2014, they put their best foot forward and lost.

“That should be the end of it.”

Nicola Sturgeon campaigned for Scottish independence during the 2014 referendum. 


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In 2014, the people of Scotland voted to remain as part of the United Kingdom losing the 55 to 45. 

Ms Sturgeon has however claimed her case for an independent Scotland is stronger than ever due to the Brexit vote, whereby Scotland voted to remain a part of the EU.

Earlier this month, she said: “As we’re seeing across the Atlantic just now, politicians who rage against democracy don’t prevail.

“Let’s not dignify this rubbish. Instead, let’s keep making and winning the case for independence. Power doesn’t belong to politicians – it belongs to the people.”

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