Nicola Sturgeon pleads with SNP for indy ref 2 patience but members cheer deputy's pledge for vote 'soon'
Nicola Sturgeon has pleaded with SNP members for patience over a second independence referendum after the partyâs deputy leader contradicted her promise that a decision would only be made after the Brexit deal was known.
The First Minister used her keynote speech at the SNP conference in Glasgow to argue that she must ârespectâ the views of Scots who want clarity about leaving the EU before she makes a call on another separation vote.
But her attempt to stamp her authority on those who are âimpatient for changeâ was undermined by Angus Robertson, the SNPâs deputy leader, who won one of the loudest standing ovations of the day by promising there âwillâ be another referendum âas soon as we canâ.
Ms Sturgeonâs speech also received a less enthusiastic response than a tub-thumping address by Mhairi Black, the SNP âs most prominent rising star, who lambasted Nationalists who wanted to put independence âon the backburner.â
Ms Black, the Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP, won rapturous applause as she taunted the Unionist parties by asking: âIf you believe in a United Kingdom so much, why be afraid to ask the people of Scotland the same question again?"Source: Google News