I missed to notice that you were not the same poster who put up that OP regarding her, which was the one accusative of her in terms of hypocrisy. That is why I was confused to see "you" holding both positions at the same time. My bad.aice wrote:You have completely misinterpreted my post. I am actually defending her from calls of hypocrisy. I have clearly stated that prima facie, at first glance—it would be easy to construe double standards/irony on her part (as per J man's comment). I then go onto argue, that if you dig deeper, she has justifiable reasons for her stance. I clearly state that I see her reluctance to fully embrace the general EU results (as they pertain to Scotland) as her merely doing her job. I don’t see her actions as hypocritical or ironical in the slightest.Prema wrote:She did accept the outcome of the UK referendum on Brexit. And she fully respected it too. I watched her give the speech hours after the Brexit happened, she clearly stated that. Has she really flip-flopped and is calling now for the rejection of the result and the repetition of the same referendum? Her calls for the renewed referendum on the Scottish exit, is indeed based on the very acknowledgment and the acceptance of the result of the Brexit.aice wrote:j man wrote:Nicola Sturgeon:
"While this is not the outcome I hoped for, it is the verdict of the American people and we must respect it"
Oh the irony. Surprised she's not calling for a 2nd election...
Prima facie, it is full of irony - she's calling for Americans to accept and respect the outcome of their general election, while simultaneously showing a reluctance to accept the decision of the British people to leave the EU. She’s also been making noises about a 2nd Scottish independence vote.
In all fairness to Sturgeon, the SNP was elected on a manifesto that contained an option to call a 2nd Scottish independence referendum under such circumstances as Scotland being taken out of the EU against the will of the Scottish people. The Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain within the EU. In refusing to "embrace" the Brexit vote & with her “threats” of further Scottish independence, I see Sturgeon as simply doing the job she was elected for- exploring all options to give effect to the will of the Scottish people and how they voted.
Of course, she was obviously not happy about the outcome of the referendum, but that would be in the full rights of her, just as so with anybody else for that matter. She does not have to pull a "Theresa May" now - unlike May, she is not building up her political career on the embracement of the Brexit.
(Actually, I find that she and her government took the cheep way out of avoiding all the responsibility by putting it all on the advisory referendum and bypassing the legal process of the parliamentary democracy, as it it would be but a popular democracy. So if it goes well, she will share the credit for it and boost the future career, and if it goes south then she will say "I was but a deliverer of the people's will".)
Now, if the majority of the Scotts voted for the stay in EU, that is also to be accepted and respected. And she has the right to call for the second referendum on the Scotland exiting from the GB under the drastically changed circumstances. And shall it happen, and if the Scotts vote this time around for it, then such should be accepted and respected too. See, it is still the fully legit democracy that works in different directions.
I do not understand how can you hold her for a kind of a hypocrite on one hand, while at the same time understanding and even explaining her doing the job that she was elected for.
We are on the same side of this one, clearly.