The SNP government has confirmed they will no longer seek to hold a second independence referendum this year in a letter to the UK Government. Constitution secretary Mike Russell said:
“Because of this crisis, the Scottish Government has paused work on preparing for an independence referendum this year.” Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“This is a sensible announcement from the Scottish Government.
“At this worrying time, the Scottish and UK governments must work together in the interests of every citizen in the United Kingdom.
“Scotland in Union has already paused all campaigning and would like to thank everyone who is working on the frontline in the NHS and everyone who is volunteering to help in their communities.”
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