Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP 'are in intensive care' over independence plans, guest tells Dan Wootton

Former Scottish editor Alan Cochrane said the SNP "haven’t got a hope in hell in Indyref2"

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Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) “are in intensive care over its independence plans, a guest has told GB News.

Ms Sturgeon has led growing calls for a second Scottish referendum vote in recent months.

While Conservative Party leadership candidate Liz Truss labelled Ms Sturgoen an “attention-seeker” who should be ignored.

Ms Truss added she is a “child of the union”, and believes “we’re a family and we’re better together”.

Dan Wootton and Alan Cochrane
Dan Wootton and Alan Cochrane
Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon

And speaking about the SNP’s independence plans and Ms Truss’ comments on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, former Scottish Editor at the Daily Telegraph Alan Cochrane said: “The SNP are in an intensive care unit about their plans for independence, they haven’t got a hope in hell in Indyref2 or any success out of it.

“The idea that anything that Liz Truss has said is damaging the SNP’s case, they are already in deep trouble.

“The idea this is an insult to Scotland this is Nicola portraying herself as mother Scotland, this was political spat between two politicians, big girls with good tough policies to sell, Liz Truss and Nicola Sturgeon.

“The idea that Nicola will lie awake at night and worry about this, the only thing she’ll worry about is can she get on the telly tomorrow.”

While Ms Truss’ Tory leadership rival Rishi Sunak has said a second Scottish independence referendum is “the wrong priority at the worst possible moment”.

Mr Sunak added that he wants to build on the “success” of Scotland’s contribution to the UK.