‘Trashed Scotland!’ Sturgeon urged to resign after failing to secure SNP majority – poll

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The Scottish public headed to the polls last week to elect the 129 members of their Parliament. But Ms Sturgeon’s SNP failed by one seat to secure a majority. However, the First Minister is still determined to secure a second Scottish independence referendum.

But the First Minister is facing fresh calls to resign after failing to win a majority.

An Express.co.uk poll – which ran from 8am to 5pm yesterday – asked: “Should Nicola Sturgeon resign after failing to secure SNP majority in Scottish election?”

Out of 10,920 votes, 73 percent (7,940) of people said the First Minister should step down following the Holyrood election.

Just 19 percent (2,082) said Ms Sturgeon should not resign while eight percent (898) said they are not sure.

One Express.co.uk reader said: “She should resign for just being Nicola Sturgeon!

“She’s nothing but an irritant along with [Ian] Blackford who only sings one tune!”

Another reader said she is a “one-trick pony”.

A third person wrote: “There is a multitude of things Sturgeon should have done.

“The only thing she has done is trash Scotland.

“She will never resign, she needs putting down.

“Dissolve Holyrood. Forensic audit.”

Another person said: “Should Nicola Sturgeon resign? – Yes.

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“She failed to get an SNP majority in Holyrood and in the constituency vote for independence.

“Again the SNP only governs Scotland with the consent of the Scottish Greens.

“Will she resign? – No.

“She will see this as just a minor setback in her political career.”

The most recent election saw the First Minister focus on the issue of Scottish independence, as she claimed independence sentiment has risen in recent years.

She cited Brexit as a leading driver for the cause, as every council in Scotland saw Remain majorities in the 2016 EU referendum.

Though the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU by 52 percent to 48 percent, Scotland voted to remain by 62 percent to 38 percent.

Ms Sturgeon claims Scotland was taken out of the bloc “against our will”.

Immediately after the election results, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called a summit with each of the devolved nations to help show a “spirit of unity and cooperation” and focus on pandemic recovery.

Mr Johnson said he has asked Ms Sturgeon, Mark Drakeford as well as Northern Ireland joint first ministers Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill to the summit.

He wrote in a letter to the leaders: “To that end, and reflecting your commitment to focus on recovery, I would like to invite you to join me, UK Government colleagues and others at a summit meeting to discuss our shared challenges and how we can work together in the coming months and years to overcome them.”

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