Nicola Sturgeon had been pushing for a second vote on Scottish independence at the beginning of this year before the coronavirus pandemic. But due to the crisis, her plans appear to have been blocked as former Labour MP George Galloway explained any independence proposals after Brexit and COVID-19 are in ‘deep trouble’. He noted the SNP leader’s plan would be extremely damaging to Scottish people.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Galloway said: “The independence movement after the Brexit was already in very deep trouble.
“The pandemic has made the idea absurd of partitioning one small island into two states.
“It is absolutely ridiculous.
“The pandemic proves that breaking up a small island would be at best, meaningless and at worst, extremely damaging to the people of Scotland and I think that’s written all over Nicola Sturgeon’s face.”
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His comments come as Ms Sturgeon continues to defy Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
During the crisis, she has made announcements ahead of the Government and recently said she will continue the lockdown in Scotland despite Mr Johnson’s best efforts to outline a plan to lift restrictions.
The First Minister warned on Thursday that she would not be “pressured” by the Westminster Government into “prematurely” easing restrictions.
Speaking at her daily coronavirus briefing on Thursday, the Scottish First Minister said: “The potential changes that have been reported in the media today have not yet been discussed with the Scottish Government or, as far as I know, with the other devolved governments.”