Nicola Sturgeon now has a fresh weapon in her arsenal to persuade Boris Johnson to support an independence referendum.
According to BBC Political Correspondent Kirsten Campbell, Nicola Sturgeon now has a “huge green security blanket” for Scottish independence.
Nicola Sturgeon obtaining an SNP-Green Party partnership has given her a “huge green security blanket,” according to the BBC Scotland Political Correspondent, which could persuade Boris Johnson to agree to a second Scottish referendum. Last week, Scotland’s First Minister declared that her party and the pro-independence Greens had struck an agreement to form a new administration. On Tuesday, Ms Sturgeon received a majority of 71 MSPs in a vote on the package, giving her a majority for independence.
“The pact does involve a definite promise for another independence referendum within the next five years of the Scottish Parliament,” Ms Campbell stated on The Nine.
“The goal, as stated by the First Minister, is to create a greener, fairer, and more independent Scotland.
“Whether that will satisfy campaigners who were rallying outside Hollywood this lunchtime, demanding a referendum now, remains to be seen because there is no deadline.”
“So, basically, there were 71 votes in favor of independence,” she said.
“There were 71 votes in support of independence before this deal, and there are 71 votes in favor of independence now, but I suppose it gives us a majority government in favor of independence, and the optics are excellent.
“This might perhaps persuade the UK government, and it also gives the First Minister some assurance.
“She knows her budgets will pass,” she continued.
“She is confident that her legislation will pass.
“She understands that a motion of no confidence will no longer be able to remove any of her ministers.
“In essence, it provides Nichola Sturgeon and the SNP with a large green security blanket.”
For the first time in the UK, Scottish Greens politicians were welcomed into the ministerial office on Tuesday.
The agreement, according to the First Minister, might symbolize “a new and better way of doing politics.”
Ms Sturgeon told MSPs that the agreement was “a watershed moment in the progress of this parliament.”
However, the pact was blasted by Holyrood’s other parties, who claimed it was more about seeking independence than the environment.