Responding to a poll showing only a third of people want another Scottish referendum in the next five years, Pamela Nash, Chief Executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“It’s time Nicola Sturgeon faced facts - the people of Scotland simply don’t want another referendum and the more she tries to force one, the more unpopular she becomes. The SNP Government has tried everything to exploit the uncertainty of Brexit and if anything, public opinion is hardening against indyref2.
“During the 2014 referendum, the people of Scotland asked Nicola Sturgeon basic questions about the currency and finances of independence. Four years later, she plans to kick-start a new drive for a second referendum by attempting to answer them when she publishes the long-awaited Growth Commission report.
“The message today is clear - the rest of the country has moved on. By ignoring public opinion, she increasingly resembles the Japanese soldier in WW2, still fighting a war that’s already been long lost.”
View the full results from YouGov poll for The Times here.