Published: Wed, November 06, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland's future 'must be in our own hands'

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland's future 'must be in our own hands'

Scottish Conservative acting leader Jackson Carlaw said: "Nicola Sturgeon is not listening - she is obsessed with independence and we must send her a message at this general election".

However, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard insisted: 'The last thing Scotland needs is another divisive independence referendum'.

She also called on voters to "demand the right to choose an independent future for Scotland" on December 12.

Ms Sturgeon was one of a number of SNP politicians and independence campaigners to speak at the #indyref2020 rally in George Square.

Hours after the result was known, he announced he was stepping down as both First Minister and SNP leader, with Ms Sturgeon the obvious candidate to succeed him.

However, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said the Tories were fighting to "save Scotland from the uncertainty and the division of another unwanted independence referendum".

Ahead of the event, she said: 'A vote for the SNP is a vote to escape Brexit, and to put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands - not Boris Johnson's.

On Saturday, Ms Sturgeon addressed a rally in Glasgow and argued that Scottish independence was a "better alternative" to Brexit and remaining in the UK.

Having joined the SNP in 1986 she first stood for election in the 1992 general election when, running in the Glasgow Shettleston constituency, she was the youngest candidate in Scotland in the campaign.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: 'We've seen the chaos and uncertainty that Brexit has brought.

Before she confirmed that she would go to Downing Street before Christmas The first minister gave a speech after anyone on the 10th sent a letter asking the Scottish Parliament to hold another independent referendum.

Asked whether she believed Labour would grant the Section 30 order, Ms Sturgeon answered: "Yes".

Johnson requires a simple majority in the House of Commons for the vote to pass and with Corbyn signaling that they will vote with the United Kingdom government, it looks all but certain that there will be a winter United Kingdom election.

As the law stands, to hold another referendum legally, Scotland would need the permission of the British government in Westminster.

"I think the better option is to labor the entire British government".

At this election, Scotland's future is on the line.

"While Nicola Sturgeon is banging on about indyref2, I'm out talking to people about the state of their local schools, the drug deaths crisis and violent crime taking over our streets, and the problems at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital".

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