Commenting on the Prime Minister's letter to Nicola Sturgeon, rejecting her request for the power to hold another divisive Scexit referendum, Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
"The majority of people in Scotland don't want a divisive second independence referendum.
"It would lead to deeper divisions in society and cause further neglect of vital public services like schools and hospitals.
"Scotland deserves better. Nicola Sturgeon should now focus exclusively on her devolved responsibilities and stop trying to inflict economic pain on communities.
"We are stronger together as part of the UK."