Is the Scottish Referendum the best policy of the SNP?

The second Scottish independence rears its ugly head yet again. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), has campaigned for Scottish Independence from the day she became the leader. Scotland already had a referendum vote, and they voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. The referendum was to be "once in generation," but that generation had no mention of Brexit. Now that there is, especially when Scotland voted to remain in the EU, and if the UK Brexits, then the second independence referendum might just have to be allowed. However, Sturgeon ignores all other issues in Scotland as she marches toward the referendum. Violent crime has risen as well as drug problems, and yet she never mentions these. Surely, reducing those two areas should be her top priority. Scottish independence should be second to everything else. Any fantasy that Scotland will become an EU member state overnight is nonsense. Sturgeon is turning into Boris Johnson, a liar, and a fantasist. In 2016, Johnson campaigned for Brexit promising British public £350 million for NHS. Sturgeon is promising overnight EU membership when the EU told her that it would not happen the way she thinks it would. And Spain, with its separatist Basque region, will not vote in favor of Scottish EU membership. She then announced Scotland would continue to use pound sterling, despite not asking the British government if that was possible. Scotland is propped up by taxpayers in England. They enjoy free university and free medical prescriptions. How would she pay for those if Scotland became independent? Sturgeon's nationalistic views have more chance of damaging Scotland's future than they do of helping it prosper. But like every other politician, her future is secured, but I cannot say the same for the rest of the Scottish people.

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