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George Galloway has placed Nicola Sturgeon under huge pressure after making it his mission to rid Scotland of the SNP. Mr Galloway, who is leading the bipartisan Alliance 4 Unity, outlined his plan to unite the pro-union parties in Scotland and defeat the SNP next May. Speaking to The Critic’s podcast, he said that Scotland was in urgent need of change, after “suffering very badly from business as usual”.
He said that the Alliance 4 Unity’s goal is to persuade the three unionist parties – the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats – not to oppose each other at the ballot box.
Mr Galloway explained that the future of the UK was at stake, with the SNP planning a new independence campaign if they win next May’s Holyrood elections.
The former MP said: “Our purpose is to try and persuade the unionist parties not to oppose each other.
“We want only one pro-union to stand in each seat, so we can put out a united front with the Alliance 4 Unity.”
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Mr Galloway said that the pro-unionists need to form an alliance, because the SNP was an independence alliance.
He explained: “The SNP contains people like millionaire bankers like Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader.
“The party also includes country toffs and right down to the militants who support the overthrow of the Queen.
“They are an alliance, we have to be an alliance too.”
Mr Galloway’s remarks come as his “resign petition” for Nicola Sturgeon gathered pace this week.
The political activist and former Labour MP launched the online campaign after the hashtag #ResignSturgeon began trending on social media.
So far more than 25,000 people have already signed the petition calling for Nicola Sturgeon to resign or be removed from office.
Mr Galloway is asking the public for a no confidence vote in the First Minister.
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On the petition’s page, Mr Galloway wrote: “In the interest of all Scots, it’s time for Nicola Sturgeon to do the right thing – resign, and allow a cross-party government of unity take over to see Scotland through this dark time – created after 13 years of SNP misrule.
“If you agree, then please sign this petition which we will deliver to Holyrood.
“Scotland deserves better than this haphazard, reckless and foolish SNP administration, which has literally failed lives in their pursuit of the Neverendum and Scottish separatism.
“We, the people of Scotland say enough is enough. We call upon Nicola Sturgeon to resign.”
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