NICOLA Sturgeon has stopped mentioning a second Scottish independence vote — as a result of the plan bombs with voters.
The SNP chief has switched her message to halting Brexit in a last-ditch bid to woo Remainers.
SNP chief Nicola Sturgeon has dropped Indyref2 from her election marketing campaign[/caption]
It comes regardless of her manifesto pledge for an independence vote subsequent 12 months.
Scottish Tory boss Jackson Carlaw stated: “If the SNP had been being sincere, their ‘Cease Brexit’ bus would say ‘IndyRef2 — subsequent 12 months’.”
Scotland’s First Minister tweeted the #IndyRef2020 hashtag 21 instances within the fortnight earlier than the election marketing campaign started on November 6.
Since then she’s used it simply as soon as, on November 14. And in additional than 200 press releases issued by the SNP throughout the marketing campaign there was only one point out of the plan for an indy referendum “subsequent 12 months” or in “2020” — made on November 8.
In the meantime, Ms Sturgeon has tweeted variations of the “escape Brexit” message 35 instances between November 6 and yesterday.
She has a couple of million twitter followers. She has additionally hammered Boris Johnson 36 instances in tweets or re-tweets throughout the marketing campaign.
However there have been no mentions of the phrase “referendum” within the context of a Scottish vote throughout the marketing campaign, in comparison with seven instances within the 4 weeks earlier than the battle began.
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Polling guru Professor Sir John Curtice stated the tactic “could assist the SNP choose up Stay votes in Conservative-SNP marginals”.
Edinburgh College’s Dr Dan Kenealy — an professional on British politics — stated: “The SNP don’t need to postpone pro-Union pro-Stay voters by overly emphasising IndyRef2. They need to go after the largest pool of pro-Stay voters that they’ll.”
Fewer than 1,500 votes separate the events in six Scots seats, 5 held by the Tories.
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