PUBLISHED: 07:00, Sat, Oct 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:18, Sat, Oct 10, 2020
The SNP and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have continued to push for a second independence referendum in the country, much to the dismay of the UK Government and opposition political parties in Scotland. Their demands come despite Scotland voting by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent in favour of the country remaining part of the UK during the independence referendum in September 2014. Just under two years later in June 2016, Britain voted by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union - despite Scotland voting by a huge margin of 62 percent to 38 percent against the move.
Since then, Ms Sturgeon has continued to insist Brexit gives the SNP and Scotland a mandate for a second referendum on independence,
This sets up a potential split from the remainder of the UK.
Last December, Ms Sturgeon wrote to Mr Johnson to outline her case for a second referendum on independence in her latest attempt to persuade the UK Government to grant Stormont the powers to hold another historic vote.
But the Prime Minister issued another brutal slap down to the SNP leader's plan, urging her to work with him to “bring the whole of the United Kingdom together”.
Nicola Sturgeon's plans for Scottish independence have been torn apart by George Galloway (Image: GETTY / PA)
Nicola Sturgeon has continued her push for a second referendum on Scottish independence (Image: GETTY)
He reminded the SNP leader: “The Scottish people voted decisively to keep our United Kingdom together, a result which both the Scottish and UK Governments committed to respect."
Former Labour MP Mr Galloway, who has set up political campaign group Alliance for Unity, warned Ms Sturgeon's plan is "destined for failure".
He also valso explained the real reason he believes Ms Sturgeon won't go through with her independence push.
Mr Galloway told Express.co.uk: "Nicola Sturgeon's independence bid is destined for failure and