George Galloway: 'We need a second Scottish independence referendum, but only after Brexit'

George Galloway: 'We need a second Scottish independence referendum, but not until after we leave the EU'

Theresa May criticised the SNP

Monday, March 6, 2017

George Galloway believes a second Scottish independence referendum is necessary, but not until after the UK leaves the European Union. 

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has demanded a new referendum in light of Brexit, claiming the wishes of the majority of Scottish people were not reflected in the EU referendum result.

Theresa May has criticised the SNP for only focusing on independence rather than other important issues, but Galloway - a regular critic of the nationalist party - believes they have a point on this one.

He said: "It’s time for the British government to set a date, after the withdrawal from the European Union, for a second independence referendum in Scotland.

"We’ll be the yes, Nicola Sturgeon will be the no and then we can have this matter resolved finally, I hope and certainly, to coin a phrase, for a generation.

“There’s no point whatever in a British government denying a Scottish parliament a referendum, that is a democratic monstrosity. 

"Scotland is a nation, it has a right of self-determination."

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