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Nicola Sturgeon news: Plan B for Scottish independence will 'alienate' EU

Nicola Sturgeon news: Plan B for Scottish independence will 'alienate' EU
NICOLA STURGEON has been warned her 'Plan B' for Scottish Independence could 'alienate' the EU as the First Minister's threat to take her bid to the Supreme Court looms ahead.

Kenny Farquharson, columnist for The Times in Scotland, warned Mrs Sturgeon her plan will not be approved by Lord Advocate James Wolffe as he is unlikely to go against "the law of the land"."That obstacle is a soft-spoken, grey-haired 58-year-old man called James Wolffe, who became the lord advocate in 2016."It seems Ms Sturgeon cannot pursue Plan B to its logical conclusion without sacking her lord advocate and replacing him with a patsy." READ MORE: Sturgeon silenced by Supreme Court: 'No fishing power' Mrs Sturgeon will struggle to find a different Lord Advocate without losing all her credibility with the EU In a speech to the SNP’s virtual conference last year, Ms Sturgeon said she wanted Scottish people to back the call to hold another vote “for a legal independence referendum to be held in the early part of the new parliament” - potentially in Autumn 2021.

” Scottish people voted against independence with a majority of 55 percent in 2014 But Mr Farquharson added Mrs Sturgeon will struggle to find a different Lord Advocate without losing all her credibility with the EU.But the First Minister appears to now have a back up plan if Westminster rejects her demands, which could involve taking the issue to the Supreme Court.

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