Stur­geon has learned noth­ing from elec­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

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

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