Comment on Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to SNP conference.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“This was a speech full of nationalist rhetoric with no answers about the catastrophic impact of breaking up the UK.
“Nicola Sturgeon’s obsession with dividing communities is clear for all to see.
“She provided no answers about the consequences of a hard border with England; no answers about how to cope with a cut in public spending of £2,000 per person; and no answers about the damage that scrapping the pound would inflict on our economy.
“As it presses ahead with a new blueprint and a formal Section 30 request, the SNP must now be open and honest with voters about the reality of Scexit.
“The truth is that independence is not an answer to any of the problems that Scotland faces. The best future for our country is to remain in the UK, protecting public services for the most vulnerable, avoiding a hard border and keeping the pound, and growing our economy.”