SNP blasted for comparing Britain to BELARUS after No10 denies Scottish independence vote
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The UK Government remains “strong, resolute and committed” to the Union even in the face of growing support for Scottish independence, Michael Gove has told an SNP MP. Pete Wishart had challenged the Cabinet minister on recent polls showing separatism is now favoured by Scotland and demanded that he think of another example in the world where “another dilapidated, finished Government is attempting to deny a majority in a democracy”. Eastern European country, Belarus, is currently experiencing rising tensions as President Alexander Lukashenko is accused of rigging the recent election.
Mr Gove told the SNP: “I think the Honourable Gentleman might be referring to Belarus, of course.
“Let me assure him that the United Kingdom Government remains strong, resolute and committed to delivering on the will of the British people.
“In particular, the Union, which has provided for 300 years.
“It is an example of people coming together in the spirit of solidarity to proclaim the values of democracy.”
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