PIERS MORGAN brilliantly took down Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for a second independence bid as he branded her a “100 percent loser” for repeatedly failing to win a referendum.
Piers Morgan dismissed Nicola Sturgeon as a “100 percent loser” as the Scottish First Minister yet again demanded a new independence referendum for Scotland. The ITV Good Morning Britain host pointed out Ms Sturgeon’s side lost in all the referenda she fought and she still demanded a second vote to be held both on independence and on Brexit. Mr Morgan said: “Scotland had a referendum. We were told it was a once in a lifetime referendum. It had a result and you lost.
“Brexit was supposed a once in a lifetime EU referendum and again, you lost.
“You are a serial, 100 percent loser of referenda.”
Mr Morgan continued: “My point is, having lost every referendum that you’ve ever fought, why should anybody, if you had another referendum, vote in that referendum?
“Your belief is, it doesn’t matter what result comes back, we simply ignore them.”
The Scottish First Minister however demanded Scots be given the chance to vote again on independence as they first rejected to leave the UK on the grounds Scotland’s place in the European Union would be preserved.
Ms Sturgeon insisted the vote to Brexit represented a change of circumstances that should warrant a rerun of the 2014 vote.
She said: “This is like your greatest hits. You are as wrong on this characterisation as every other time you’ve interviewed me.
“Let me take you step by step through that. Scotland didn’t vote for independence in 2014 – in case you haven’t noticed, Scotland is not independent right now.”
She continued: “That vote was respected but circumstances change and people have the right to change their mind. In a democracy, people always have the right to change their minds.
“In that referendum, we were told we had to reject independence to protect our place in the European Union and now we’re being taken out against our will.
“People, in a democracy, when circumstances change, have every right to consider and reconsider their decisions.”
In the 2016 EU referendum, Scotland voted 62 percent to Remain compared to 53.4 percent and 52.5 percent to leave in England and Wales respectively.
Veteran pollster Sir John Curtice suggested substantial gains in Scotland could well be possible for Ms Sturgeon’s SNP at the upcoming general election.
Sir John said: “Somewhere around 45 to 50 seats for the SNP at the moment seems perfectly possible.”
Recent opinion polls have given the SNP around 40 percent of the Scottish vote an almost 20-point lead of the Tories and Scottish Labour Party.
This is in part due to the resignation of Ruth Davidson and the confusion over Scottish Labour’s Brexit policy.