Second Scottish independence referendum - your views online

A second Scottish independence referendum is ‘unlikely’ next year says ex-Scottish Government and SNP adviser Kevin Pringle

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 7:00 am

Alex Monaghan

We’ve seen off Salmond and next years non-event will see the back of Sturgeon. With no clear successor, SNP are finished.

Jason Malone

Off course we will. And we will win it this time. We won’t be cheated. It takes a special kind of stupid to still think we are better with Bozo and the corrupt cess pit down there.

Laine Street

There are more important things in the world at the moment. How many times do people have to vote on something?

Jennie Brown

Spend the money on another indyref rather than on homeless, Scottish NHS, councils – the list goes on. And the fact they can’t even record and report on the amount money they gave to businesses over the pandemic. Yeah that's a good start for running Scotland.

Henry Mcintosh

There has been a referendum promised by Sturgeon nearly every year since 2014, so I won't hold my breath.

Gemma Riddles

Can't understand why anyone can still vote for this party who have shown us what they can't do. This comes to mind. Mark Twain - "No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot!"

Viv Atherton

Give it a rest. In these fresh troubling times, bills doubling etc we need to stick together and wee Nippy needs to stop with the needless money expenditure.

Alan Reynolds

It's what the Scottish electorate keep voting them into power for.

Helen McKay

I hope not. We've got enough on our plate as it is.

Fraser Stuart Rowand

It’s quite simple – with everything going on just now, away and flush yer heeds doon the toilet and concentrate on doing yer job rght. We are struggling to look after our own just now without independence.

Sharon Fitzpatrick

Why oh why would you want to be run by a Tory government that we have not voted for since 1955?

Frank O'Donnell

Nope, this is the wrong time for a referendum.

Scott Hardie

No I don't unfortunately. Don't think people have the appetite for it.

Tom MacDonald

It’s never gone away since the last time. Talk about a dog with a bone. Blinkered “supporters” fuelled by a divisive and blinkered party. Local elections soon and yet again they role out this.

Adie Roebuck

Putin is hoping, so he was delighted with Trump, Brexit and Bozo the clown.

Kirsty Greig

Not unless Sturgeon gets the boot ... there won't be a referendum while she's the party leader.

Trebor Toffam

No can do people born in 2014 are still here. That generation would need to be gone

Malky Thin

She wouldn’t hold a referendum even if she could, because she knows she’d be done the day after!

Tim Shipley

Don’t think a hard border would be helpful

Janette Campbell

That’s why he is an ex-employee.

Tom Zgaj

Russia can no longer send money, so momentum is lost.

Colin Swinney

Hopefully not... let her concentrate on resigning.

Alexander Watts

That’s what was voted for.

Allan Mcneill

What about undercutting budgets to have a warchest for pointless indy refs at the expense of all else?

Robert Sturrock

Not going to happen again.

Graeme Gifford

No chance, that ship has sailed (because it wasn't built here).

Peter Anderson

So the unionists would rather be run by Albino Johnson and his cronies? If not, please tell me who. What are the knuckledragging unionists frightened of? Not if but when. Albino Johnson and his Westminster nasty, uncaring, corrupt to the core, lying Tory party are the best assets the independence movement has ever had.

Mike Scales

Zero chance, it’s just not necessary.

Danny Dickson

Have it tomorrow because stats say nothing has changed and it will finally shut her up.

David Black

But, but, but, Nicola said 2023. Anyway bring it on.

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