Nicola Sturgeon accuses opponents of ‘fearing’ of indyref2 as first minister to bypass Boris Johnson and hold new vote as ‘legal wheezing’
- Nicola Sturgeon targeting new independence referendum in October next year
- SNP leader needs a Section 30 order from London to be able to vote anew
- But it is claimed that the first minister may seek ‘legal wheezing’ to bypass Boris Johnson
nicola sturgeon Opponents are accused of ‘fearing’ a debate over Scotland’s future – as were eyeing ‘legal wheezing’ to bypass what was claimed boris johnson And organize a second independence referendum.
The Scottish First Minister this week called a ‘fresh’ case for independence, as she targets a second referendum in October next year.
SNP The leader, as he launched a new campaign for another vote, promised that his Scottish government would ‘work the way forward’ if the prime minister refused to grant the grant. Edinburgh Right to hold a fresh referendum.
Prior to the 2014 referendum, in which Scottish voters rejected independence From 55 percent to 45 percent, former Prime Minister David Cameron ordered Section 30 to allow Holyrood to vote.
But Mr Johnson showed no signs he was ready to do so and repeatedly told Ms Sturgeon that an independence vote should be a ‘once in a generation’ event.
It has now been claimed that Ms Sturgeon is preparing to hold a consultative or advisory referendum to sideline Mr Johnson and the UK government.
according to Sunday TimesThis may include a vote on a separate question for a direct yes/no option in 2014 to avoid a legal challenge to a second referendum.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week set out what she called a ‘fresh’ case for independence
Boris Johnson has repeatedly told Ms Sturgeon that an independence vote should be a ‘once in a generation’ event.
Ms Sturgeon’s Scottish government is targeting a second referendum in October next year – despite a potential legal challenge to another vote
The UK government’s former constitution director, Ciaran Martin, who helped agree the framework for the 2014 vote, told the newspaper: ‘The talk in Edinburgh circles is a shrewd legal wheeze where soft legislation is drafted.
Instead of ‘perhaps a ‘referendum on independence’, the bill is something like asking the people of Scotland for a mandate to start independence talks with the UK.
‘Something like this may have a better chance in court, though experts are skeptical.’
In 2017, the Catalonia region of Spain held an independence referendum despite the Spanish government having declared the vote illegal.
Catalan separatist leaders were later put on trial in Madrid on several charges.
As she begins her latest bid for a second independence referendum this week, Ms Sturgeon published a paper comparing Britain with other countries, which she claimed were ‘richer, more prosperous’ than the UK. better and happier.
He has accused opposition parties of “fearing” the facts at freedom and of Britain’s “poor” performance compared to other countries.
The First Minister said: ‘The Tories and Labor have utterly failed to engage with that point because they know it to be true and because they can see how complicated the matter of continuing Westminster rule over Scotland has become.
‘They simply have no answers, so instead of engaging in that debate they prefer to engage in the politics of deflection, talking about issues of process when issues of substance are shifting sand beneath their feet. Is.
‘No matter how much Westminster parties try and shy away from debate, they cannot dodge reality.
‘The people of Scotland have secured a cast iron democratic mandate to decide their future – and neither Boris Johnson nor any other UK prime minister has the right to block that mandate.’
A UK government spokesman said: ‘Now is not the time to talk about another referendum.
‘People across Scotland rightly want and expect both their governments to work together with a relentless focus on issues important to them, their families and communities.
This means tackling the cost of living, protecting our long-term energy security, leading the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and growing our economy so that everyone has access to future opportunities, skills and jobs. Are.’