Michael Gove’s ‘Trumpian’ opposition is boosting support for Scottish independence

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Michael Gove’s “Trumpian” rejection of rising support for Scottish independence will only boost the cause, according to the SNP.

The Cabinet Office minister was compared to US President Donald Trump as he was peppered with questions from SNP MPs about why opinion polls suggest Scots favour independence ahead of remaining in the union.

Responding to SNP Cabinet Office spokesperson Pete Wishart’s questions about why independence is the “settled will” of the Scottish people, Gove replied: “Sadly I fear his reliance on opinion polls is no substitute for his aversion to hard arguments.

“Why won’t he engage with the facts?”

Pete Wishart
Pete Wishart asked Gove why he thinks large numbers of Scots support independence (PA)

Gove highlighted Westminster’s support for NHS funding in Scotland and the UK Government-led Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Wishart countered: “Let me try to give him a few reasons and see if he agrees with any of these – the disastrous Brexit Scotland didn’t vote for, the attacks on our democracy, the undermining of our Parliament, the Prime Minister, him?

“Maybe they’re some sort of reasons as to why we’re now in the lead. But the main one, and see if he agrees with this, is the way he arrogantly Trumpian says no to a majority in a democracy.”

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    1. Michael Gove’s ‘Trumpian’ opposition is boosting support for Scottish independence
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      NOW -NOW-NOW!!!
      Some fact you Mr Dove need to understand SIR before ranting off
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      LOOK Gove a Tory Minister that lock himself in toilet
      not to address the H.O.Commons debate he was asked to do so
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      Just to inform you not to proven bright?? Tory Minister Gove
      it is Labour job to pee you off on all matter so if Labour
      are supporting or aiding Scotland to leave U.K. area
      It is your job to bribe Scotland’s voter into staying with U.K.
      as your party is in power fully–now.
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      But after the outburst in H.O. Com the other day by S.N.P. M.P. they will leave
      the U.K. be you like it or not Mr Dove so blaming Labour will not stop this unfolding now after all it was Tory Govt that C**p ON S.N.P. voters not
      Labour party members.
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      Therefore, I politely say Mr Dove you are part of the problem why Scotland will leave U.K. next G.E. time frame. (My Advice to you( Mr Dove) just keep shut on Scotland leaving O.K.)

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