Sturgeon’s indyref2 demand ‘absurd and divisive’

24 Apr 2019

Let the SNP know that you don’t want IndyRef2 here.

Nicola Sturgeon’s drive to stage a second independence referendum before 2021 has been branded “absurd and divisive” by the Scottish Conservatives.

The First Minister confirmed today that she will seek to hold a referendum re-run “later in the lifetime of this parliament”.

But interim leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Jackson Carlaw, attacked her “hypocrisy” for claiming Scotland needed to “come together” while demanding the most divisive thing of all.

Scottish Conservative interim leader Jackson Carlaw said:

“Whatever the First Minister says about being ‘inclusive’, her statement is inherently divisive.

“Astonishingly, the way Nicola Sturgeon thinks we can come together is for Scotland to be plunged into another divisive referendum within the next 18 months.

“That is frankly absurd.

“The SNP’s plan is clearly to divide families, workplaces and communities all over again, and for the foreseeable future.

“That is not what the majority of Scotland wants.

“People have had enough of constitutional politics and division.

“Yet, with the SNP, more of this is now inevitable.”