As the Scottish elections draw closer, Sean Fletcher quizzed the First Minister of Scotland about her plans for a second independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon outlined her hopes the country could rejoin the EU but the Good Morning Britain host was keen to point out there were downfalls of rejoining Brussels.
As Sturgeon detailed the benefits of Scotland joining the EU and the single-market, Fletcher pointed out it wouldn’t have helped with vaccination against COVID-19.
“Independence is actually about expanding our horizons and not narrowing them,” Sturgeon argued.
Fletcher hit back: “It’s worth pointing out that if an independent Scotland was in Europe you wouldn’t have 2.8million people vaccinated would you?”
“I think that is utterly nonsense,” Sturgeon replied but Fletcher persisted: “Look at Europe, they’re way behind int heir vaccinated programme.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Sturgeon argued: “The UK was still in the transition period when it procured the vaccine and that didn’t prevent it procuring the vaccine on a four nations basis with England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
“The way we procure the flu vaccine every year, that was done. Nothing would have prevented that happening had we still been in the European Union.
“Of course the delivery of the vaccination programme in Scotland is down to the sterling efforts and fantastic work of the NHS Scotland vaccinators and teams across the country.
“They have my deep and everlasting appreciation for the fantastic work they’re doing.”
“And the procurement of the UK government getting those vaccines,” Flecther