Laura Kuenssberg of the BBC warns that the SNP is experiencing “a lot of frustration” over Sturgeon’s “hazy” plans.


Laura Kuenssberg of the BBC warns that the SNP is experiencing “a lot of frustration” over Sturgeon’s “hazy” plans.

Nicola Sturgeon’s timetable for an independence referendum has caused “a lot of frustration” among SNP members, according to BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.

SNP members have become frustrated with Nicola Sturgeon’s perceived lack of commitment to a second referendum on Scottish independence, according to Laura Kuennsberg.

The SNP leader’s timetable for a second referendum was described as “hazy” by the BBC Political Editor, who added that the Scottish First Minister was unlikely to rush into a vote because polling was not strongly pro-independence.

“[Nicola Sturgeon] says, look, next year these things are going to happen, we’re going to bring the legislation, we’re going to do it,” Ms Kuenssberg said on the BBC Newscast program on Thursday.

“And, you know, don’t make it seem like we’re not serious about this; she’s still dead serious about getting it done.”

“However, the actual schedule remains hazy.”

“And there’s a lot of frustration within the SNP about the lack of a clear timetable.”

“Now, you might think that’s completely reasonable, but consider COVID. Of course, you should get out of the pandemic first.”

“However, from a political standpoint, Nicola Sturgeon is an extremely experienced and astute politician; will she push for a referendum when the polls are stubbornly split 50/50?”

“Is she going to push for a referendum when polls show that support for independence has waned in the last six months?”

“Now she basically denies that the polling has done that, in her opinion.”

“However, if you look at the last six months, that is exactly what has happened to polling,” the BBC’s Political Editor continued.

“Is she the type of politician who would push for a referendum when Scotland is adamantly divided?”

“She’s not, you know, the SNP used to talk quietly about having six months of polling showing 60% support for independence before they would actually go to the ballot box,” Ms Kuenssberg added.

“That’s a long way away from where we are now.”

It comes after Ms Kuennsberg pointed out that polling data suggests support for Scottish independence is waning.

Ms. Sturgeon was confronted by the BBC’s Political Editor, who told her that Scotland was “pretty.”

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