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'SNP have bankrupted us!' Scottish Brexiteer dismantles Sturgeon's 'desperate' demands

Former Scottish MEP David Coburn has savaged Nicola Sturgeon‘s moves towards Scottish independence, claiming the “the Scottish nationalists have bankrupted us”. He issued a warning for those wishing to see an independent Scotland, after claiming the SNP had left Scotland “in a very perilous economic position”. This comes amid renewed momentum for the independence campaign, with 54 percent support for breaking away from the UK among recent polls.

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On Thursday, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused Boris Johnson of using the coronavirus pandemic “as some kind of political weapon”.

The Prime Minister celebrated the “sheer might” of the union during his first visit to Scotland since last December’s election this week.

He claimed the pandemic would have spelled economic disaster for Scotland had it not been able to rely on the UK Treasury for assistance.

Ms Sturgeon accused Mr Johnson of “celebrating” the pandemic in response.

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Former Scottish MEP David Coburn has savaged Nicola Sturgeon’s moves towards Scottish independence (Image: GETTY)

Former Brexit Party MEP David Coburn hit back at the SNP leader (Image: RT)

Former Brexit Party MEP David Coburn hit back at the SNP leader’s remarks, telling RT: “People always speak about Scottish independence.

“But, when they have to put their cross on the ballot paper, they think about what will happen to their pension, to their job.

“Scottish nationalists have bankrupted us and Scotland is in a very perilous economic position because of them.

“It’s only because of the unity of Great Britain that we’re not in a mess after the pandemic. They are talking nonsense as per usual.”

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Sturgeon accused Boris Johnson of using the coronavirus pandemic “as some kind of political weapon” (Image: GETTY)

Mr Coburn also mocked pro-Scottish nationalist and famous actor Brian Cox, who yesterday claimed “the union is dead”.

The MEP joked: “He loves Scotland so much, he lives in the United States of America!”

He also ripped into Sturgeon for exploiting the daily press briefings on the coronavirus “to shamelessly boost herself and cast herself as the saviour of Scotland”.

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The Prime Minister celebrated the “sheer might” of the union during his first visit to Scotland since last December’s election this week (Image: GETTY)

Mr Coburn claimed that the independence claims were a “last opportunity to stop Brexit”.

He explained: “That is what they are desperate to do.

“The polls told us we weren’t going to leave the EU and we did!

“Quite frankly, why, if they are the Scottish party campaigning for independence, would they want to be a subsidiary of the EU?

“They would have a small, small part to say in Brussels.

“They won’t even have us unless we bring in the euro, and we are already running such a high deficit.”

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