Nicola Sturgeons advisers see no economic case for independence in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon 'has no economic case for independence' says host

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GB News host Dan Wootton argued that Nicola Sturgeon needed to be more straightforward and forthcoming with her reasons for wanting Scottish independence. Mr Wootton argued the push for a new referendum is based on emotion rather than economic merit. He claimed that the First Minister’s own advisers had noted that there were no clear economic benefits for having independence.

He went on to say that Ms Sturgeon should be clear with the public on this matter and admit she wants independence anyway.

Mr Wootton said: “My issue is that, yes I understand the point about the SNP sticking to a manifesto promise, but the issue I have is even Nicola Sturgeon’s advisers can see there is no economic case to say that Scotland would be a more prosperous nation independent.

“We also know Nicola Sturgeon is not going to admit that, so actually she is presenting a fallacy to the Scottish people.

“If she was prepared to get up and say this is a completely emotional issue, it is going to be devastating for us economically it would be different.

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“If she said the European Union will never accept us due to our level of debts but let’s do this because it is an emotional move it would be different.

“It is going to be bad for us economically and will cause huge poverty in Scotland but let’s do it because we believe in independent but she is not going to say that.”

This comes after Nicola Sturgeon was dealt her latest blow regarding an independent Scotland. 

A Survation poll found only 38 percent of voters believe there should be another referendum within two years.

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In another damning blow to the SNP’s independence dreams, the survey also found support for remaining in the UK stood at 57 percent, with 43 percent backing independence.

The findings are in stark contrast to last December when support for quitting the UK was supported by a record high of 58 percent of Scots.

The results of the Survation survey suggest there is currently even more support for remaining in the UK now than there was in the 2014 referendum.

At the polls seven years ago Scots voted against independence by 55 percent to 45 percent.

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The new poll was commissioned by pro-UK campaign group Scotland in Union.

Commenting on the results, the group’s chief executive, Pamela Nash, said: “This poll confirms that Nicola Sturgeon is out of touch with the people of Scotland.

“A majority of voters oppose her plans for a divisive second referendum within the next two years, and she should listen to what people are telling her.

“The poll also confirms that most people in Scotland want to remain part of the UK, despite the SNP’s relentless campaign to divide us.”

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