NICOLA STURGEON joined Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain today to talk about her desire for Scottish and another referendum on Brexit but those tuning in were far from impressed with her comments.
Good Morning Britain returned this morning with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid speaking to Nicola Sturgeon about the upcoming General Election and the Brexit outcome she would like. Sturgeon insisted she wanted Scottish independence as the country does not want to leave the European Union. However, those at home were left infuriated over calls for another referendum.
Sturgeon argued: “Well, Scotland like most countries accosts the developed world has a deficit. We’ve just suffered a decade of Westminster austerity.
“As we look ahead, the real and very present danger is Brexit.”
She then claimed Brexit would cost every person in Scotland £1600 and said the country wanted to “put ourselves in charge of our own future”.
Morgan hit back: “Do you not understand the weather amusing irony of you sitting there and saying, ‘Here’s the thing, we want our independence, our own border control but Brexit is terrible, Brexit is ruinous,’ which is exactly what people who voted leave expected.”
Later in the interview, Morgan laughed at Sturgeon’s calls for another vote on Brexit.
“According to your rules, having lost every referendum, why should anyone vote in that referendum?” he argued.
“It doesn’t matter what results come back, we simply ignore them.”
Sturgeon replied: “Scotland didn’t vote for independence in 2014 and Scotland isn’t independent right now but things have changed.”
“You lost the referendum and you don’t like the result,” Morgan remarked.
Sturgeon continued: “People always have the right to change their minds.”
“Scotland voted to remain in the EU, all I’m trying to do in terms of Brexit is see Scotland’s view honoured,” she added.
Morgan snapped: “To remind you, the democratic will of the Scottish people was to remain part of the UK and the UK referendum was a UK referendum.
“The UK voted to leave, why don’t you honour that result of the referendum?
“You seem to be in a position, because you keep losing, you want to take the ball and it be replayed.”
Those tuning into Good Morning Britain were quick to comment on the interview and slam Sturgeon for calling for another vote on Twitter.
“Makes me laugh when @NicolaSturgeon bangs on about people being allowed to change their minds.. does that mean that there will be referendums every 5 years for evermore just incase people have changed their mind #GMB,” one viewer tweeted.
Another added: “‘Democracy is the ability to change your mind’ … Great idea @NicolaSturgeon, let’s just have a referendum every year shall we just incase I feel differently in 2020? #GMB.”
A third continued: “So according to @NicolaSturgeon “once in lifetime” means every week or every day…. She has no respect for democracy like @joswinson and many others …[email protected] #GMB…SUCH A SHAME….”
Someone else shared: “‘In a democracy people have the right to change their minds,’ says Nicola Sturgeon on #gmb. Right – so that’s why you’ve told them every referendum is a “once in a lifetime vote”?
“I guess you must be talking about cat lifetimes.”
“#gmb @NicolaSturgeon If you believe in democracy so much, then HONOUR THE FIRST RESULT of the Scottish indy vote. Let it go,” a fifth added.
“Stop wasting our precious time and money trying for indyref 2 and start running Scotland properly. You do NOT speak on behalf of me – I assure you.”