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De facto plan in any form is unworkable and unpopular

Senior SNP MP Pete Wishart has said he intends to amend a controversial motion at the upcoming SNP conference on independence.

Yesterday, it emerged that First Minister Humza Yousaf thinks the SNP simply winning the most seats at the next General Election would be sufficient to begin break-up negotiations with the UK Government.

However, Mr Wishart said he will seek to amend that motion from “seats to votes”.

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“Both versions of this de facto referendum set out by senior SNP figures are dangerous.

“This is a desperate party which is constantly trying to move the goalposts on independence.

“The facts are clear: the de facto plan in any form is unworkable and unpopular.

“The upcoming SNP conference should see Scotland’s party of government seeking to improve the health service, boost the economy and address the cost-of-living crisis.

“Instead, it looks destined to be yet another summit dominated by the reckless plan to break-up Britain.

“It’s time for people’s priorities, not the SNP’s.”

1 Comment

May Mutch
May Mutch
Sep 15, 2023

So, if they win 51% of a 32% turn out of voter, does that justify a referendum? I personally think the opposite. But as the saying goes, none so blind as those who cannot see. And we all know the SNP cannot see beyond the end of their noses.

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