Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to hold a second vote on Scottish independence if the SNP win a majority at the Holyrood election this May. The SNP has outlined an 11-point plan to break up the Union, including a Catalonia-style wildcat vote, if Westminster refuses to grant the Scottish nationalists their wish. Staunch unionist and former Labour MP George Galloway, has warned the SNP the people of Scotland will not turn up the polling station if an illegal referendum takes place.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “We will actively boycott any illegal referendum. All non-voters will be assumed as NO voters.
“No civil servant will be able to facilitate illegality.
“It is a very bad idea. Don’t do it.”
The SNP has said if it wins a parliamentary majority on May 6, it will pass its own bill for a referendum to take place once the coronavirus pandemic is over.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Nicola Sturgeon has been warned Scots could boycott an independence vote (Image: GETTY)
George Galloway has said Scots will not vote in an illegal referendum (Image: GETTY)
The blueprint says the Westminster Government will either have to agree to a referendum or take legal action.
It adds: “Such a legal challenge would be vigorously opposed by an SNP Scottish government”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson would need to agree to a Section 30 order to make Indyref2 a legitimate vote.
He has repeatedly refused to sanction a second vote regardless of the outcome of the Scottish elections and has insisted the 2014 referendum was a “once in a generation” event.
The SNP is plotting to hold a second independence vote this year (Image: GETTY)