Simon Case, the head of the UK’s civil service, has described Scottish Government staff working on independence plans as “unusual and worrying”.
It follows the appointment of Jamie Hepburn as a 'minister for independence', and revelations Scottish taxpayers are funding officials to support SNP plans to break up the UK.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“There is increasing disbelief that the SNP-Green government are happy to spend precious public money in this way.
“People pay their taxes with the expectation it will go towards vital areas like the NHS, education and public services.
“Instead, the Scottish Government uses significant amounts to fund nationalist propaganda and the SNP’s self-serving efforts to break up the UK.
“Ministers must end the spend on independence immediately.
“It’s time for the people’s priorities, not the SNP’s.”
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