Nicola Sturgeon accused of ‘copying Trump’ after rebranding pro-independence bid as ‘democracy movement’

Nicola Sturgeon was accused today of copying former US President Donald Trump’s ‘playbook’ after she rebranded her independence push as ‘Scotland’s Democracy Movement’.

The SNP leader continues to press ahead with her campaign to break up the UK despite a massive backlash.

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled unanimously that Scotland’s First Minister cannot legislate for another independence referendum without the consent of Westminster.

Following that ruling, Ms Sturgeon addressed pro-independence supporters at a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last night.

She railed against the “Westminster establishment” and told the crowd: “No establishment, Westminster or anything else, will ever silence the voice of the Scottish people.”

The First Minister also predicted that pro-independence supporters would increase in the coming weeks.

“We are here as representatives of the Scottish independence movement, a movement that will grow in number every day,” she said.

“But today our independence movement is also becoming Scotland’s democracy movement.”

Nicola Sturgeon addressed pro-independence supporters at a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last night

Nicola Sturgeon addressed pro-independence supporters at a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last night

Nicola Sturgeon addressed pro-independence supporters at a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh last night

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled unanimously that Scotland's First Minister cannot legislate for another independence referendum without the consent of Westminster

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled unanimously that Scotland's First Minister cannot legislate for another independence referendum without the consent of Westminster

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled unanimously that Scotland’s First Minister cannot legislate for another independence referendum without the consent of Westminster

The SNP leader continues to press ahead with her campaign to break up the UK despite the massive backlash

The SNP leader continues to press ahead with her campaign to break up the UK despite the massive backlash

The SNP leader continues to press ahead with her campaign to break up the UK despite the massive backlash

Pro-independence supporters heard Ms Sturgeon rant against the

Pro-independence supporters heard Ms Sturgeon rant against the

Pro-independence supporters heard Ms Sturgeon rant against the “Westminster establishment” last night.

Ms Sturgeon has been challenged over her attempt to restate her independence bid as a “democratic movement” after the Supreme Court ruling.

Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, who leads his party in the Scottish Parliament, said: “This title ‘Scotland’s pro-democracy movement’ is straight out of the Trump playbook and ready to go in the bin.

“I was elected to reject a referendum by more votes than any other candidate in the history of the Scottish Parliament. It is my democratic duty to continue to fight back.”

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross also questioned Ms Sturgeon’s choice of language after the First Secretary was told she needed Westminster’s approval for a second independence vote.

He told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland: “I think the language we’ve heard from Nicola Sturgeon in the last 24 hours about ‘democracy deniers’ is very dangerous and damaging.

“Not only is this an insult to me as a politician and a political party leader – I accept that political debate is rough and stumbling – but there are millions of Scots who do not want another referendum now.

“It’s their first minister telling them they are ‘democracy deniers’ because they want the focus to be on the global cost of living crisis and on healthcare.”

Speaking at the First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, Ms Sturgeon admitted she was

Speaking at the First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, Ms Sturgeon admitted she was

Speaking at the First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, Ms Sturgeon admitted she was “disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s decision

Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross

Alex Cole Hamilton

Alex Cole Hamilton

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton both expressed concern about Ms Sturgeon’s choice of language

Speaking at the First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, Ms Sturgeon admitted she was “disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s ruling, but said she would “accept and respect” the verdict.

She added: “The Westminster parties’ denial of democracy now shows beyond a doubt that the idea of ​​the UK as a voluntary partnership of nations is no longer a reality, if it ever was.

“It is of course open to the UK Government to respect democracy and reach an agreement with the Scottish Government on a legal, constitutional, democratic referendum.

“But notwithstanding Westminster’s attempts to block democracy, I will always work to ensure that Scotland’s voice is heard and that Scotland’s future is always in Scotland’s hands.”

Downing Street yesterday said Rishi Sunak would try to avoid another Scottish independence referendum while he is Prime Minister.

When asked if Mr Sunak could rule out another vote during his tenure, his press secretary said: “I think that would be something we would try.”

She stressed that not long ago there was a “once in a generation referendum and this result should be respected”.

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