FMQs LIVE: Sturgeon showdown as Scots SNUB referendum in humiliating independence poll

Tory minister accuses Nicola Sturgeon of getting priorities wrong

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The First Minister confirmed her desire to conduct a second Scottish independence referendum by the end of 2023 during her Programme for Government speech on Tuesday. Ms Sturgeon secured a pro-Scottish independence majority after forming an alliance with the Scottish Greens. Despite failing to secure a majority in the last election, the deal with the Greens gives Ms Sturgeon a 71-57 majority; six more than the 65 needed.

However, a new Survation poll found only 38 percent of voters believe there should be another referendum within two years.

In another devastating blast to the SNP’s independence ambitions, the survey also found support for remaining in the UK stood at 57 percent, with 43 percent backing independence.

Pamela Nash, Scotland in Union chief executive, said: “This poll confirms that Nicola Sturgeon is out of touch with the people of Scotland.

“A majority of voters oppose her plans for a divisive second referendum within the next two years, and she should listen to what people are telling her.

“The poll also confirms that most people in Scotland want to remain part of the UK, despite the SNP’s relentless campaign to divide us.”


Will the SNP take responsibility for the rubbish piling high in Glasgow?

While the SNP pushes ahead with their independence dream, critics say they are neglecting day to day responsibilities which harm the Scottish public. 

One such issue is the amount of rubbish piling high on the streets of Glasgow. 

Writing in the Scottish Herald, Neil Mackay said: “The SNP doesn’t like being criticised on this issue.

“Unlike education, health and public finance the party cannot hide behind statistics and spin because when it comes to the state of Glasgow the evidence is incontrovertible.

“Glaswegians see the trash with our eyes on our own streets every time we open our own front doors.”

What happened in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum?

In 2014, the people of Scotland had an independence referendum asking the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’

The referendum only required an overall majority to win.

At the polls seven years ago Scots voted against independence by 55 percent to 45 percent.

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