Brexit: SNP MP Angus MacNeil thanks Theresa May for guaranteeing Scottish independence

'Brexit will deliver miracle of Scottish Independence', says Angus MacNeil MP

Nicola Sturgeon now has the moral right to a second referendum, says Angus MacNeil MP

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SNP lawmaker Angus MacNeil has said there will definitely be a second referendum for Scottish independence in late 2018 - and thanked Theresa May for making it happen.

In the wake of Mrs May's speech, where it was confirmed the United Kingdom would leave the single market, Nicola Sturgeon warned a 'hard Brexit' would bring "economic catastrophe" to the UK. 

The First Minister also said that a second referendum for Scottish independence is now more likely.

MacNeil, the Scottish National Party MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, said Scottish independence was now inevitable because Theresa May had given Nicola Sturgeon the "political justification and moral right" to it. 

He said: “Categorically, we will get a second referendum in the two-year period of Article 50’s triggering, in late 2018. 

"Theresa May has given the political justification and moral right for the second referendum, and for that, we thank her.

“I don’t want a referendum in 2017, I want it in 2018 when the huge disaster of Theresa May’s speech is apparent. Brexit will deliver the miracle of Scottish independence.”

Generously, MacNeil also promised Julia Hartley-Brewer that she would get a passport in the independent Scotland,