SNP Brexit Stance Destroyed By Question Time Audience

Last night on Question Time from North Lanarkshire, an audience member took apart the SNP’s hypocritical stance on Brexit and a second Scottish independence referendum.

“You just don’t listen, you’re losers, you need to get voted out”

Clearly the best Question Time audience contribution since 2014’s passionate highlander

May: Now is Not the Time for #indyref2

May speaks and says ‘not now’, i.e. not before Brexit is complete. Nats meltdown in 3, 2, 1…

Corbyn’s Alternative Facts on #IndyRef2

Jez went on air this morning to clarify his position on #IndyRef2, telling the Today programme: “no, we’re not in favour of a referendum“. When Nick Robinson brought up his comments over the weekend backing a second Scottish referendum, Corbyn claimed he had been misreported:

“No, there was a bit of mischievous misreporting going on there…”

Let’s have a look at what Corbyn actually told Press Association just three days ago:

“Well if a referendum is held, then it’s absolutely fine, it should be held, I don’t think it’s Westminster or the Labour Party to prevent people holding referenda.”

This is really poor from Corbyn. Sean Spicer levels of alternative facts…

UPDATE: Press Association has not taken kindly to its integrity being questioned. Its editor-in-chief Peter Clifton says:

“The only mischievous thing about this episode is the suggestion that PA has done anything beyond what it always does – accurately report what politicians say to us in an entirely impartial way.”

IndyRef2 No “Game”

Theresa May comes out fighting ahead of the Scottish Tory conference, accusing Nicola Sturgeon of playing “games” and having “tunnel vision”. Ruth Davidson meanwhile tells the Nats the unionists would win any second indy referendum. The SNP want independence from Westminster and subjugation to Brussels, though that hypocrisy can be turned on English pro-union Brexiteers too. As Ed West notes in the Speccie, how can a Westminster government which is leaving the EU tell the Scots that quitting a larger union to pursue self-determination and self-government is a bad thing? ConHome has an interesting new survey of Tory members which finds nearly one in three seem happy for Scotland to leave the union. Number 10 sees Scotland as the largest potential Brexit pitfall, just wait until the Scottish parliament refuses to approve the Great Repeal Bill…

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