Indyref2: Ballantine says there is a “huge difference” in arguments
Parliament will inevitably be distracted by a discussion on this specific subject. The SNP won 64 seats in the election – below the number that would have given the party an overall majority. However, with the Greens, who support independence, winning eight seats, Ms. Sturgeon continued to push for an independence referendum for the second time in seven years, forcibly reporting her case over the phone to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Ms. Balentine, who left the Toures for reform earlier this year, lost her seat in Thursday’s election to Holyrode on Thursday, with the regional list receiving 779 votes.
A fierce critic of the Prime Minister, Ms. Ballantine told Express.co.uk that she was very worried about what had to happen now.
He explained: “According to Ms. Sturgeon’s belief and rhetoric that the election result is first and foremost a mandate for a referendum by the main opposition that stood on a platform to block a referendum, That’s wrong.
Nicola Sturgeon celebrates her election (image: GETTY)
Michelle Balentine is now head of Reform UK Scotland – but lost her seat on Thursday (image: GETTY)
“According to Ms Sturgeon the 50/50 split of voter support is completely missing (far beyond the established will of the Scottish people).
“But even more worryingly, it states that this parliamentary session will focus on a mandate that they do not have the power to campaign.
He said: ‘The SNP wrote to its supporters in the election to vote SNP 1 and 2 to save the SNP from the NHS. This message was dishonestly taken, which gives clear evidence of irretrievable tactics. It is being used.
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“As the decline in education and our NHS fall to pieces quietly, our MPs will trade insults and bitter divisions over the constitutional issue over which they have no power.”
Ms Balentine urged the UK government to provide the necessary support to rebuild the Scottish economy “after the loss by overzealous politicians”.
As for the possibility of the so-called IndyRef2, he said: “If ever a referendum is called again, Scotland needs to tell the truth about the currency, our pensions, loans and agreements. After independence.
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Mitchell Ballantine lost to Jackson Carlow for Scottish Tory leadership in 2019 (Picture: GETTY)
A live poll over the weekend indicated that the majority now opposes independence (image: survival)
“The question should be yes or no and it should not be a guessing game for people as it would mean for jobs and the future.
“Ms. Sturgeon feeds her supporters red meat with the cry of her rally, but in doing so, she stops the split and hates that she will struggle to put it back in the bottle.”
In particular, Ms. Balentine was concerned about a potential money drain if independence began to look like a realistic possibility.
Scottish Election Results (Picture: Express)
He explained: “I can already hear the voice of concern as the wealth creators consider the possibility of the risks of being in Scotland.
The democratic right won last week was to lead our decentralized parliament and to use those powers for the benefit of the people. “
In addition, she urged Ms. Sturgeon to focus on the task at hand – that is, recovering from the Scotland epidemic – rather than plotting to move away from Britain.
Scottish election count on Thursday (Picture: GETTY)
He said: ‘Since the referendum on secession is not a decentralized power, logically the only mandate that the SNP has won is to ask for one, and the UK government has not said so far.
“The SNP are therefore faced with a choice, to divide the country into a bitter and senseless battle that will either punish the people or focus on the work of Scotland’s leading ability to one day support them . ” Just over 50 percent of the population. “
Express.co.uk contacted the SNP to allow the party the opportunity to respond to Ms. Ballantyne’s remarks.
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