Responding to the referendum commitment in the SNP manifesto announced today, Alastair Cameron, Director of Scotland of Union, said:
“This manifesto leaves us in constitutional limbo when we should be moving on. It ignores the views of the majority of Scots who made it clear they want to stay in the UK in a decisive referendum just 18 months ago which was supposed to be once in a generation.
“Nicola Sturgeon is now asking the people of Scotland to commit to another referendum in the event of Brexit without explaining how she would fill the £15 billion black hole in the finances, no certainty over our future EU membership and any discussion about whether it would be in our interests
“Despite the significant challenges Scotland faces, Nicola Sturgeon has made it clear that her priority for her first 100 days will be to re-run an independence campaign which will divide the country, distract from the real issues and create unnecessary uncertainty for business and the economy.”