George Galloway slams SNP ‘outrage’ over PM devolution claims
The former Labour MP took to Twitter on Friday to call for Scottish Parliament elections in May to be postponed to “end the Neverendum”. Mr Galloway tweeted: “Scotland needs a government of National Unity NOW.
“To postpone the elections to end the Neverendum and most of all to implement the roll-out of the vaccine.
“Scots must not be led on to the rocks by #ResignSturgeon.”
In another tweet on Thursday, Mr Galloway called on former prime minister Gordon Brown to take on the role of Scottish Labour leader following the resignation of Richard Leonard.
He insisted it would be the “biggest single thing” Labour could do to “rescue” Scotland from the SNP.
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Mr Galloway wrote on Twitter: “I have known Gordon Brown 45 years.
“Labour is not my party.
“Making him Scottish Labour leader would be the biggest single thing the party could do to rescue Scotland from the perdition of perpetual SNP rule, the Neverendum, and could save Britain.
“Do it, Gordon.”
The Scottish Government has repeatedly said a pro-independence majority in Holyrood after May’s elections should force the UK Government to allow another independence referendum.
But earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted a Scottish independence referendum should be once in a generation.
Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Johnson said the gap between referendums on Europe – the first in 1975 and the second in 2016 – was “a good sort of gap”.
Mr Marr suggested that now “things had changed” for Scotland after Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic.
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He asked the Prime Minister what a voter in Scotland should do if they decided that a second independence referendum was now something they wanted.
Mr Johnson said: “Referendums in my experience, direct experience, in this country are not particularly jolly events.
“They don’t have a notably unifying force in the national mood, they should be only once in a generation.”
Asked what the difference was between a referendum on EU membership being granted and one on Scottish independence being requested, he said: “The difference is we had a referendum in 1975 and we then had another one in 2016.
“That seems to be about the right sort of gap.”
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum saw 55 percent vote to stay in the UK.
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