Nicola Sturgeon accused of sowing ‘division and conflict’ over plans for second Scottish independence referendum – UK Politics Live

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The highlight of the debate was probably speech Theresa May, the former Conservative prime minister, who did an effective job dismantling the government’s argument that the “principle of necessity” in international law makes the bill legal.

The bill passed smoothly – by 295 votes to 221 – and none of the Conservative lawmakers expressed doubt or opposition to the bill. but 72 Conservatives did not vote, Some of them may have been linked against the 36 Labor MPs who did not vote, but figures suggest several dozen remained actively absent.

boris johnson Number 10 said he thanked his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida for his support on the Ukraine crisis during a bilateral meeting at the G7 summit in Germany this morning. A Downing Street spokesman said:

Prime Minister praises Prime Minister Kishida for his staunch support for the people of Ukraine [Vladimir] Putin’s brutality in Ukraine.

They agreed that the unity of views among the G-7 leaders on this issue has strengthened Ukraine’s hand in the war and will continue to do so.

The Prime Minister underscored the UK’s support for the rule of law and sovereignty everywhere in the world.

Democratic leaders must stand together in the face of challenges to our values. The leaders agreed to continue working to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.

The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Kishida agreed that the work that the UK and Japan are doing together to develop the next generation of fighter jets is extremely valuable to our countries and the future of UK-Japan cooperation. The basis will be

Boris Johnson with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida (left) at the G-7 summit in Bavaria today.
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Nicola Sturgeon criticizes Scottish referendum plans

Good Morning. We have just passed the six-year anniversary of the Brexit referendum – an extraordinarily divisive and epoch-making event that fundamentally changed Britain – and today we will put another referendum firmly on the table. When Scots voted to remain part of the UK eight years ago, the unionist campaign maintained that not voting for independence was the only way to guarantee it. Scotland Will be part of the European Union. Two years later that promise was broken, even though Scotland voted decisively to stay, and since then the SNP has been actively planning what social media calls IndyRef2.

In a speech in the Scottish Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, will explain how she wants to vote in October next year. But Westminster refused permission that would make a proper independence referendum legally binding, with a direct rerun of 2014 unlikely, and asked Strujan to plan some sort of alternative, perhaps advisory, referendum. are supposed to. It is not clear what will be achieved by this.

my colleague Archie Bland Explains this in detail in the briefing of his first edition. Here is an extract.

One view is that if Labor wins the next election, the momentum behind independence is likely to end somewhat, so it is better to strike now. perhaps more importantly, Severin Carellthe Guardian of Scotland editor, argues that “it will put the SNP on the sidelines before Britain’s next general election. Even if the economics are tougher than it was a decade ago, it is helpful for him to argue that Scotland’s independence will be a factor.” Expectations are being thwarted at Westminster.”

Even in the absence of how powerful a force independence is, you need to look at the SNP’s longstanding dominance in Scotland despite its inability to achieve its ultimate goal – so far, at least. “The history of the past 15 years is that SNPs lose very little in these situations,” Saverin said. “It hardly gets everything it wants, but it gets something else.”

And here’s the full briefing.

Opposition parties in Scotland have accused Sturgeon of wasting time on a divisive issue when it should confront the urgent problems facing Scotland.

Anas Sarwar, The Scottish Labor leader said:

It is no surprise that Nicola Sturgeon is ramping up her efforts to sow division and conflict when we look at the chaos in her party and the failures of her government.

She tells the people of Scotland to listen – but she refuses herself, proceeding with an unwanted referendum and ignoring the desperate cries of people for help for the cost of living crisis.

And this Scottish Orthodox Sturgeon of “self-indulgence and irresponsibility”.

Nicola Sturgeon’s obsessive push for another divisive independence referendum is the height of self-indulgence and irresponsibility.

He should start listening to Scotland and go back to the day’s work. pic.twitter.com/YudtXiVZec

— Scottish Conservatives (@ScotTories) June 27, 2022

I’ll cover the statement this afternoon, but there’s a lot of other politics as well. Here is the agenda for the day.

9.30 am: boris johnson and other G7 leaders attend the final session of the G7 summit in Germany. He will later travel to Madrid for the start of the NATO summit.

11 a.m.: Foreign Secretary Liz Truss gives evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Commons.

11 a.m.: The business secretary, Quasi Quarteng, gives evidence to the Commons Business Committee.

11.30 am: Chancellor Rishi Sunak raises questions in the Commons.

12.30 P.M: Plaid Cymru leader Liz Saville Roberts proposed at Westminster A 10-minute rule bill aimed at banning politicians from lying.

11.30 am: The lobby briefing takes place in Downing Street.

1.40 pm: The Secretary of Defense, Ben Wallace, delivers a speech at the RUSI Annual Land Warfare Conference.

at 2 pm: Simon Case, Cabinet Secretary, gives evidence to the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on governance in light of the Greensilk scandal

2.10 pm: Michael Gove, Leveling Up Secretary, delivers a speech at the Local Government Association convention in Harrogate.

2.20 pm: Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, makes a statement to the MSP about what issue she plans to hold a referendum on? Scottish independence,

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