Sturgeon has learned nothing from election
The SNP lost 21 seats at the general election which was as clear a rejection of a further independence referendum as you could get.
Yet Nicola Sturgeon’s statement in the Scottish Parliament last week was a total non event.
It appears that the SNP have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.
After her long, hard think, the first minister has decided that there should be another unwanted independence referendum at a time of her own choosing but probably a bit later. Absolutely nothing has changed. Meantime the Scottish economy is slipping into recession – with the uncertainty over an independence referendum being a major cause of why Scotland is doing worse than the rest of the United Kingdom.
It is time that the SNP stopped ducking and diving, accepted the result of the general election and took their divisive proposal for another independence referendum off the table and accepted that the 2014 decision settled the issue “for a generation”. Councillor Robert Brown Rutherglen South