Express.co.uk is asking you should Scottish people living elsewhere in the UK get a vote in an independence referendum?
Dundee-born Mr Galloway told his Twitter followers this week: “I’ll tell you this: IF there’s to be a second IndyRef, then 795,000 Scots living elsewhere in the UK MUST have a vote.
“If UK expats can vote in General Elections from Spain then an existential question like Separatism MUST be answered by all Scots,” which were welcomed by a flurry of his supporters.
POLL: Should Scottish people living elsewhere in UK get vote in independence referendum?
But fury was sparked among the SNP ranks when Mr Gove described Mr Galloway’s demand for change as as “interesting question”.
SNP MP Angus Roberston hit back and described Mr Galloway’s idea as “desperate”.
He wrote on Twitter: “With polls now showing a consistent majority in favour of Scottish independence its opponents in Westminster consider changing the electorate an ‘interesting question’.
George Galloway demanded Scots living elsewhere in the UK be given a say
“Looks desperate, and undemocratic. #indyref2 #Scotland.”
This week Scottish First Minister Ms Sturgeon was quick to celebrate a poll, which found Scottish independence support has reached its highest levels ever recorded.
In her bid to break up the UK, she said “the momentum is very clearly with us” after Panelbase found the results of the 2014 independence referendum – when 55 percent of Scots voted to stay in the UK – were reversed.
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Scottish independence supporters have been handed a boost in a recent poll
Nicola Sturgeon is desperate to drag Scotland out of the Union
She posted: Two polls on Scottish independence out today. This one very encouraging.
“And this one – slightly more up to date – is even more encouraging.
“Lots of work to do, fellow Yes supporters, to persuade even more people – but the momentum is very clearly with us.”
Overall, 51 percent of those questioned said they support independence, 42 percent said they would vote to stay in the UK and 7 percent of voters were undecided.
Nicola Sturgeon is desperate to break up the UK
When undecided voters were excluded, 55 percent favoured Scotland leaving the UK, with 45 percent preferring to stay in the Union.
Pro-independence organisation Business for Scotland commissioned the poll for Panelbase, with chief executive Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp hailing the results as a “huge landmark” showing the “writing is very definitely on the wall for the Union”.
He said: “The reversal of the 2014 result is a huge landmark – 55 percent Yes will send shockwaves throughout the political world.
“There is no conclusion to draw from this new set of data other than the writing is very definitely on the wall for the Union.
“The referendum that will be demanded following May 2021 Holyrood elections, on these figures, would start with Yes to independence commanding a 10 percent lead.