'Theresa May knows the next independence referendum will be won by Scotland', says Angus MacNeil SNP

'Theresa May knows the next independence referendum will be won by Scotland', says Angus MacNeil SNP

Angus MacNeil has claimed the Prime Minister is "worried" about the idea of Scottish independence

Friday, March 3, 2017

A prominent SNP MP has claimed Theresa May is "worried" because she knows Scotland will win a second independence referendum.

The Prime Minister, in an interview with BBC Scotland, has said the Scottish National Party has "tunnel vision" over the idea of independence. 

Mrs. May will also speak at the Scottish Conservative Conference later on Friday, where she's expected to firmly say "politics is not a game" to the SNP and insist she's personally committed to keeping Scotland in the UK.

Angus MacNeil, the SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, claimed the Prime Minister is "worried" about the possibility of a union break-up in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer.

He said: "Theresa May pays no attention whatsoever to Scottish politics, but we know she’s worried about the idea of independence.

"She knows the next independence referendum will be won by Scotland.

"Nicola Sturgeon offered Theresa May the brake pedal, but she chose the accelerator. 

"Theresa May did not engage with Scotland in any meaningful way, and that leaves Scotland no choice."

However Julia suggested there is little desire in Scotland for a second independence referendum, so soon after the 2014 plebiscite which resulted in a victory for the 'No' campaign.

She also put it to MacNeil that the SNP will simply keep pushing for referenda until it gets the answer it wants.

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