Nigel Farage: Nicola Sturgeon Is Lying, She Doesn’t Want Independence

21 March 2017, 20:19 | Updated: 21 March 2017, 20:26

Nigel Farage took offence to Nicola Sturgeon using the word “independence”, because he believes that’s the opposite of what she is aiming for.

On Tuesday, Holyrood began a two-day debate on whether Scotland should be given a second independence referendum.

It's expected the Scottish Government will succeed in the debate, paving the way for Nicola Sturgeon to ask Westminster for a new vote on separation. 

However, reacting to a social media post on his LBC show, Nigel argued Sturgeon's ultimate aim was not Scottish independence, it was to be part of an "emerging United States of Europe". 

Ryan on Facebook told Nigel: "I don't understand English people who wanted independence for the UK from the EU, but can't understand why Scotland might want independence".

Nigel responded: "Ryan they don't want independence, Sturgeon doesn't want independence, she wants to be a province of an emerging United States of Europe. 

"If Sturgeon said we're going on our own, we're going to have our own currency, our own central bank, we will not be part of the United Kingdom, we will not be part of the European Union, we're going to be an independent Scotland I might not think it's a very good idea but I would respect the honesty of the position. 

"It's the fact that she misuses willfully this word independence and you seem to have swallowed it I suggest you rethink the use of the word independence."