SNP chief: ‘Foolish’ to think ruling ends Scottish independence vote debate

11/24/2022 1:24:00 AM

Speaking in Belfast Michael Russell called the court decision that Scotland cannot legislate for a referendum “the elephant in the room”

The Scottish National Party president told an audience in Belfast that it is “foolish” to think the Supreme Court ruling on a second independence referendum marks the end of the debate.

Speaking in Belfast Michael Russell called the court decision that Scotland cannot legislate for a referendum “the elephant in the room”

The Scottish National Party president has said that it is “foolish” to think that the Supreme Court ruling on a second independence referendum marks the end of the debate.By Deputy Political Editor of HuffPost UK.The bombshell revelation that health chiefs are being forced to consider partial privatisation of our NHS is shocking.Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to find another way"for Scottish people to express their will" after judges ruled that another independence referendum cannot be held without the backing of Westminster.

Speaking at a pro-Irish unity event in Belfast on Wednesday, Michael Russell called the court decision that Holyrood cannot legislate for a referendum “the elephant in the room”.He said that a plebiscite election in which independence will be the sole issue is the likely next step for the SNP.Read more: Ireland's Future: Political unionism adopting ‘ostrich approach’ to Irish unity “The law is now clear,” he told the crowd.This is what NHS chiefs have been forced to consider to keep the NHS afloat after 15 years of SNP cuts and failure.“It says the people of Scotland and Northern Ireland can be taken out of the EU against their will, by a government they didn’t vote for, but they themselves are not permitted to vote to leave the UK or rather are only permitted to vote when the UK says so.“It’s not the judges who are wrong, it is the law that is wrong.It is now more fundamental.

” “It would be very foolish to think that this is the end of the matter,” he added, referring to several rallies that took place in the wake of the ruling.That means the SNP government set its budget, decide its priorities and are responsible for its outcomes.He added: “There’s a renewed determination to ensure that the people have their say.“The common denominator of all this is democracy.It is the expressed will of the people and that’s the missing element in today’s judgment – what the people want.One in seven Scots are on an NHS waiting list.“If progress is blocked in one direction, then like a river it finds new places to flow.Advertisement "In this case, for the SNP that will be to establish - just as in a referendum - majority support in Scotland for independence so that we can then achieve independence.

Such, in Scotland, will be a plebiscite election, which is now the likely next step.” Speaking about Scotland’s option of rejoining the EU if they become independent, Mr Russell remarked: “I did promise my wife before I left Scotland today that I would ask if anybody here had a spare Irish granny, one to rent.Staff are being let down and asked to do the impossible.“I am in the market for one if you have one.” Read more: For all the latest news, visit the Belfast Live homepage here.To sign up to our FREE newsletters, see here.As I write, we are facing a humanitarian crisis in our NHS this winter.Read more: Could this be moment Sunak and Sturgeon settle Scottish independence? Scotland held an independence referendum in 2014 and just over 55% voted to remain in the UK.

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Are Scottish children at school today? I smell desperation. Did he, aye? The SNP vote is failing in Scotland now more and more see what they have been like in power. The only thing that saves them is the split in the pro union vote between several parties. Lessons to be learnt for all!

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We simply can’t let this SNP crash our NHS and leave it open to privatisationScottish Labour health spokesperson Jackie Baillie is calling for Humza Yousaf to resign as health secretary.

Scotland and SNP will find another way to independence, Nicola Sturgeon vowsScotland held an independence referendum in 2014 and just over 55% voted to remain part of the UK. Independence supporters are Tory labour snp and many others ffs wake up Let them go! They will come back.

Nicola Sturgeon is no fool – she knows the Scottish independence ruling will help her causeNicola Sturgeon is no fool – she knows the Scottish Independence ruling will help her cause ✍️ It was a win-win situation for the SNP 🔵 EliotWilson2 for ipaperviews

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