Sturgeon is delaying the vote on Indyref2 because HALF of Scots oppose it, according to an SNP MP.
Dr Phillipa Whitford, an SNP MP, has stated that her party needs to do more to persuade Scots to support independence, given half of the country currently opposes it.
According to Dr. Philippa Whitford of Independence Live, the SNP is hampered by the fact that half of Scotland’s adult population opposes independence. Autumn 2022 is the favoured timeframe for Nicola Sturgeon’s party to hold the second independence referendum, according to the SNP MP.
“I think we have to remember who we need to be talking to,” Dr. Whitford stated.
“Everyone is focused on Boris Johnson’s power to prevent us from doing what we want, but the thing that is holding us back is the fact that half of Scotland’s adult population does not believe in Scotland or in an independent Scotland.
“I believe we all have a role to play.
“It’s not about persuading the already-convinced; it’s about persuading the 25% of people who are in the center, who are absolutely unsure or who are sort of yes or sort of no.
“We should all be working on it in our conversations all the time.”
“It isn’t going to be this Autumn, and we need a good run-up to it,” the SNP MP added.
“I’d prefer it to be the following Autumn so that we can get on with it.”
The SNP almost missed out on an outright majority in the 2021 Holyrood election.
The SNP won the election in 2021 for the fourth time in a row in Scotland.
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond told LBC last month that Nicola Sturgeon risks giving the initiative to Westminster on Scottish independence if she waits until the 2021 Holyrood elections to exercise her mandate.
He went on to say that the SNP’s victory in the Scottish Parliamentary elections solidifies the case for a second independence referendum.
“I don’t have the obligation today, Nicola does,” Mr Salmond added.
“For what it’s worth, my suggestion is to get on with it.
“The longer this mandate is delayed in being executed, the more Westminster will have the initiative.”
“Nicola Sturgeon has an absolute mandate from this election,” he added.