The chances of holding a second separation referendum this year are 'simply none' due to the coronavirus outbreak, a senior SNP politician pushing for a ‘plan B’ on breaking up the UK has said.
Chris McEleny, the leader of the SNP group on Inverclyde Council, said it would 'simply not be wise' to have another referendum campaign during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“The only sensible course of action at this time is for the SNP to formally rule out a second referendum prior to the elections in May 2021.
“It should never have been on the table in any case when it’s clear it’s not what the people of Scotland want.
“This is a time for the Scottish and UK governments to work together in the interests of every citizen in the United Kingdom.”