Scottish independence ‘is a myth’ says Patrick Christys
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Michael Blackley, Scottish Daily Mail Political Editor spoke to Alex Phillips on GB News about support for Indyref2. Mr Blackley said: “Nothing has really changed since 2014 in Scotland. There was a time shortly after the Brexit referendum where support for Independence increased; for a sustained period support for independence was slightly ahead of the union according to some opinion polls.
“But more recently over the course of most of the last year, a slight majority are in favour of the union, nothing has changed on the whole, since 2014, when we had that 55 percent, 45 percent split in favour of ‘No’.
“The SNP and the Greens would point out that as the majority of people backed pro-independence parties in the last election, they would claim that shows a public appetite.
Mr Blackley added: “I’m not really sure that is actually the case, there’s probably 30 percent of the public who have really strong pro-independence views, [and] there’s probably 30 percent of the public who have really strong pro-union views.”
“I’m not really convinced that the people in the middle, have any great desire to go through sort of device of debate on the constitution that we had only in 2014.
“Especially given at the time it was said by Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon and others that it was a once-in-a-generation opportunity, I’m not sure many people think a generation has passed.”
SNP activists are urging the party to commit to a date for a second independence referendum.
The SNP’s ruling body have also endorsed a power-sharing agreement with the Scottish Green Party.
Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter the draft deal had been “unanimously endorsed” by the SNP’s national executive committee “following a very upbeat meeting”.
This agreement includes a commitment to have another Scottish independence referendum within five years.
The Scottish Green party will decide to accept the agreement this weekend.
The deal ,if agreed, will cement a pro-independence Majority in Holyrood parliament.
Redfield and Wilton Strategies’ recent poll reported in The Telegraph found 39 percent of respondents would be less likely to support a ‘Yes’ vote if it meant replacing the pound with the Euro.
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The new survey of 1000 Scots found that 47 percent of voters would support remaining in the Union if the second referendum was held tomorrow.
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