Nicola Sturgeon says May must burn cricket bat on camera to avoid second independence referendum
Posted on 27th February 2017 at 10:53
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that Prime Minister Theresa May must ‘set fire to a cricket bat on camera’ if she wants to avoid a second independence referendum.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that British Prime Minister Theresa May must ‘set fire to a cricket bat live on camera’ if she wants to avoid a second referendum on Scottish independence. The SNP leader made the announcement to an Edinburgh press conference on Sunday.
Sturgeon told the assembled journalists that May needs to do more to ‘show she is responsive to the people of Scotland’ and that setting fire to a cricket bat, the symbol of Englishness, is ‘probably the best way to do this’. She added that failing to do so would be a clear ‘insult to Scotland’ demonstrating that ‘Westminster isn’t listening to our concerns’. In such a scenario the Scottish Government would have ‘no choice’ but to call a second independence referendum.
The British Government has yet to respond formally to Sturgeon’s demands, but is understood to be giving them serious consideration. A senior Government source told The Spark that May is ‘somewhat reluctant’ to be filmed burning a cricket ban, and is considering making a counter-offer which would see Morris dancing banned across the entire UK.
The source explained that this could have the dual benefits of placating the Scots, and stopping Morris dancing which the Government unanimously agrees is ‘bloody annoying’.
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