'SNP is a cult' Nicola Sturgeon savaged as new Scottish Tory leader lashes out ...

NICOLA STURGEON has been blasted by the new Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw who dismantled SNP's plans to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.

PUBLISHED: 16:03, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:03, Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon renewed calls for an independent Scotland to be part of the European Union last year, spurred on by Brexit. The SNP leader has been campaigning for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to transfer powers to the Scottish Parliament to allow this to go ahead. She has been driven by the fact that Scotland voted to Remain in the EU back in 2016, but as part of the UK it has left the bloc anyway.

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Speaking to BBC News, Mr Carlaw said: “We had a referendum in 2014, it had the biggest turnout in the history of any vote in the UK.

“Two million people voted to remain within the United Kingdom.

“Even in the general election the shared of the vote that went to parties that support the UK were still about 55 percent, the same share that voted for the UK in 2014.

“I understand the SNP, it’s not really a political party it’s an evangelical faith-based cult.

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Nicola Sturgeon Jackson CarlawNicola Sturgeon has been blasted by the new Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw (Image: BBC/GETTY)

Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon renewed calls for an independent Scotland to be part of the European Union last year (Image: GETTY)

“It believes entirely on independence and almost nothing else.

“That’s why Nicola Sturgeon this week took herself off to Brussels to simply talk about

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