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Sturgeon Admits SNP Has No Independence Plan if Supreme Court Rejects Legality

Nicola Sturgeon has just unveiled her independence referendum bill, which sets a firm date for the SNP’s desired ballot: the 18th October, 2023. The very theoretical question would be identical to 2014’s “Should Scotland be an independent country?” – unsurprising given when the Remain campaign tried copying this the Electoral Commission said no on the grounds it gives a boost to the ‘yes’ side. 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.

If the Supreme Court decides the Scottish Parliament doesn’t have the power to hold the referendum without a UK government-approved Section 30 order, Sturgeon says it will be the “fault of Westminster legislation, not the court“, and finally prove Scotland is locked in a union against its will. If all else fails, Sturgeon threatens that the SNP will turn the next election into “a de facto referendum“, by standing on the single-issue platform of independence. A damp squib of a threat given that’s the exact same platform the SNP has used to fight every national election upon since its foundation…

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Sturgeon’s Referendum Planning Costing Taxpayer £1.2 Million a Year

Ahead of Nicola Sturgeon unveiling her new “route map” to Scottish Independence later today, new FoI requests from Scotland in Union have revealed the SNP has already massively ramped up its staffing resources to prepare for separation, even without the legal consent of Westminster. The number of civil servants working on the independence blueprint has jumped from 11 to 20, nearly doubling since the last reports in January, with the total estimated cost to the taxpayer now hitting £1.2 million a year. Not to mention the £20 million already earmarked for holding the referendum itself…

Scotland in Union director Alastair Cameron said:

“This revelation demonstrates a totally unacceptable waste of taxpayers’ money by the SNP. These are senior, highly-paid and expert civil servants who could be devoting their time to pressing matters such as reducing NHS waiting times or closing the attainment gap in our schools. Instead, they have been tasked by SNP ministers with working on a blueprint to divide the people of Scotland.”

It was only a month ago when the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned the Scottish Government could face a £3.5 billion hole in its finances by 2026 if it didn’t stop overspending. Yesterday Sturgeon told Scots the only way to avoid the global cost of living crisis is to go independent – by the looks of things at every measure IndyRef2’s already making things worse…

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Sturgeon Claims Westminster is Making Scotland Poorer to Stop Independence

Nicola Sturgeon has accused the UK Government of using Brexit to deliberately make Scotland poorer, in an attempt to block independence. Mr Blackadder, I have a cunning plan…

Delivering her closing remarks to SNP conference (from her living room) this afternoon, Sturgeon said:

“Westminster will use all that damage that they have inflicted as an argument for yet more Westminster control. By making us poorer, they’ll say we can’t afford to be independent. By cutting our trade with the EU, they’ll say we are too dependent on the rest of the UK. By causing our working population to fall, they’ll say the country is ageing too fast.”

She added that “no-one is saying there won’t be challenges to overcome“, though promised that the SNP “will set those out openly and honestly.” Westminster’s plot to make Scotland poorer currently involves subsidising their spending by millions and spending £2,200 per head…

 

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Gordon Brown Changes Tune on Union Jack Waving

Gordon Brown is on the airwaves following the Holyrood elections, offering advice on how to save the union after shying away from it himself when in power. Bizarrely Brown has told ITV that “sticking Union Jacks on things and basing ministers in Scotland is just a gimmick.” This is a violent volte face from Brown, given when he was PM he personally ordered the Union Jack to be flown from Whitehall building to “promote a renewed sense of Britishness in every citizen.” He believed in the move so much he spoke about lifting the flag flying restrictions in his first ever Commons statement as Prime Minister…

It also appears to be the same Gordon Brown who, when Prime Minister, commissioned an independent review that recommended a further 15,000 civil service jobs being moved out of the capital by 2015, with Brown saying in 2013 that “public-sector jobs transferred to regions and nations could exceed 20,000, to the benefit of the whole economy,” It sounds like party politics may be getting in the way of Brown’s claimed desire to save the UK…

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Gove: No Second Referendum Because SNP Did Not Get a Majority
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