The Scottish National Party released a Brexit-themed retelling of festive tale Night Before Christmas to denounce the handling of the withdrawal negotiations. Scottish stage legend Brian Cox lent his acting skills to the latest anti-Brexit stunt Nicola Sturgeon piloted to criticise the British Government and Labour for backing the results of the 2016 EU referendum. But while the video was shared online more than 200,000 times, reporter Kate Partridge reminded the SNP has no authority to change the course of Brexit.
Speaking to Mr Cox, the RT UK anchorwoman said: "However popular the video is the truth is we are leaving in the EU in March 2019.
"There’s really nothing you or the SNP can do about it at this stage."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly suggested her Government could seek permission for a second independence referendum if the final Brexit withdrawal deal fails to protect the interests of Scotland.
Mr Cox appeared to echo Ms Sturgeon when he hit back at Ms Partridge, saying "in time" Scots could back plans to leave the United Kingdom despite the majority voting to stay in 2014.
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Brexit news: Ms Partridge shut down the SNP's latest pro-Remain stunt (Image: RT UK•SKY NEWS)
The Scottish actor said: "There’s nothing the SNP can do about it. The only thing we can do is, in time, I don’t know when but in time, move to another referendum of our own.
"Because certainly so much has changed since 2014, particularly in relation to our dependability.