Candidates vying to replace Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister should commit to cancelling next month’s de facto referendum conference..
Repeated polling has shown that the people of Scotland want the Scottish Government to focus on important issues like health, education, the economy and the cost-of-living crisis.
Any candidate putting themselves forward should shake up the SNP’s priorities by scrapping the “special democracy conference” planned for March 19th.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“Research has consistently shown that people believe the priorities for the Scottish Government should be issues like the NHS, schools, jobs and addressing the cost-of-living crisis.
“Yet, the SNP are going ahead with a conference to decide if they will misuse votes at the General Election as a de facto vote for independence or just for a referendum. Either way is utterly ridiculous.
“Nicola Sturgeon devoted her whole time in office sowing division and trying to break up the UK.
“Candidates looking to fill her shoes should completely rethink government priorities, starting with scrapping this summit next month.”