Sturgeon has very, very strong hand for indyref2 as she teams up with Scottish Greens
Sturgeon: SNP has ‘very strong hand’ says expert
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Scotland Reporter Davie Donaldson has given GB news an update on the SNP and Scottish Greens power-sharing agreement, saying it “gives the SNP a very strong hand” when it comes to an independence referendum.
“I’ve no doubt that will certainly happen.
“I’m sure that’s part of the agreements that was on the table when both parties decided to get together.”
Read more: Defence minister ‘kept awake at night’ over fears Afghans could be left in the country
He went on: “But great news for Patrick Harvie and honestly to the joint leaders of the Green Party and we’ll hear from them later today to get their thoughts of exactly how they’re feeling about the coalition between the two parties.
When asked by the presenters on what this deal would mean for the independence, Mr Donaldson said: “Just because the Scottish Government passes a bill doesn’t mean a referendum will happen.
“And obviously that process is going to take a little bit of time as well I think people will have to sit back and let the dust settle first before they go head on looking to collide with the UK Governmentwith regards to another referendum.”
He continued: “However, I would think that they’ve already discussed this. Both parties are very keen for that to happen.
“So I think that’s not going to be in the distant future, but I think they will let the dust settle a little bit.
“And then there’ll be full steam ahead to raise this bill because as I said both parties are very keen to make this a reality, and that will certainly be presented to the UK Government.”
Lightning tracker LIVE: Warning as heavy rain and storms to pelt UK – Flood alert [analysis]
Prince Harry announces £1.1m donation from tell-all memoir as he makes surprise appearance [insight]
‘Where does it end?’ Ferrari erupts as theatre issues ‘woke warnings’ on Romeo and Juliet
A power-sharing deal has been agreed between the SNP and the Scottish Greens.
It would give the Scottish government a majority to pass legislation, including a new independence referendum bill.
Sturgeon has said she hopes to hold a second referendum by the end of 2023.
Source: Read Full Article