George Galloway: 'Using Brexit as a mandate for new Scottish independence referendum is undemocratic'

George Galloway: 'Using Brexit results as a mandate for holding a Scottish independence vote is undemocratic'

George Galloway believes the SNP will lose an independence referendum

Monday, March 13, 2017

George Galloway believes using Brexit as the pretext for a new Scottish referendum has no democratic legitimacy. 

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will seek approval next week for a Scottish independence referendum, just three years after the last vote - suggesting Brexit has been a fundamental game-changer.

But Galloway said: "The SNP told us this was a once in a generation referendum, and three years is not a generation. So there’s the breach of trust issue involved in that.

“There are hundreds of thousands of people who wanted to remain in the EU but are against Scottish separatism, so to use their vote for the EU as a trigger to call a referendum on leaving Britain is deeply undemocratic."

He also added that there is an "overwhelming probability" that Spain, seeking to discourage its own Catalan separatists, "could veto any Scottish application to join the EU, which would leave Scotland out of Britain and not in the EU."

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