First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attempted to defend her push for independence despite there being other crucial issues in Scotland. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson made a dig at Ms Sturgeon after the First Minister claimed she wanted an independent Scotland referendum because she respected and believed in democracy. Ms Sturgeon said:”On a basic matter of democracy, I believe it is for the people of Scotland to choose their own future.
“I will argue that case in a democratic election.
“People will have the ability to decide in the way that they vote.
“If they endorse my view, that there should be a referendum on independence, people will then have the right to choose Scotland’s future.
“Fundamentally I believe in democracy.
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“I think we now know that Ruth Davidson doesn’t.”
Ms Davidson sharply replied: “It seems Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t believe in democracy when she doesn’t like the answer.”
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