With reform UK launching weeks ago, Nigel Farage has said he’s going to take on Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP in Scotland in the coming May election.
Nigel has said his party will be going into Scottish politics to be a champion for Unionist voters. Reform UK has a former Tory MSP Michelle Ballantyne as its Scottish leader, leading the battle to give pro-Union supporters a real voice.
Reform UK can see Nicola Sturgeon gearing up for another push on a referendum vote to split the Union. If Sturgeon and her party win, they’ll be in a stronger position to call a vote.
As it stands, other Parties don’t seem to be fighting back with a solid pro-United Kingdom message, and that’s where Reform UK will be moving into hoover up votes.
The new party headed up by Nigel has said it will be making the strong “positive case for the Union”.
Party Chairman Richard Tice has said that a debate is needed between all devolved governments. All nations should be able to be pro the United Kingdom and be given more devolution powers to make decisions it wants. It shouldn’t have to come to a Union break up if the devolved nations have powers to stand proud in the Union.
In an interview with Risky Scientist YouTube Channel, Richard Tice said: “If you don’t do it in an open, rational way, we’re clearly heading towards a situation where at some point Scotland is going to secure another referendum and may well vote to leave the UK.
“My belief is that we need to have a different discussion and look at it in a slightly different way, and is there a win-win?
“I think there are… and I actually think people are up for a discussion.
“Let’s get through this pandemic, and build the confidence up again; I think these are constitutional issues that we need to talk about.”