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The SNP's Westminster leader, Ian Blackford MP, has told SNP Conference that the SNP has the mandate, majority and momentum for a second independence referendum.

In response, Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“The SNP promised us the independence referendum in 2014 was a once-in-a-generation contest, so there is no mandate for another divisive Scexit referendum.

“But if there ever is a second attempt to break up the world’s most successful union, Nicola Sturgeon has been clear that it can’t be achieved by winning a majority in an election.

“The SNP certainly doesn’t have momentum on its side. Support for remaining in the UK has risen to 59 per cent, with around half-a-million former Yes voters changing their minds.

“The forthcoming General Election should be about public services and policies, not about creating more division in society.

“The only way to save the pound, grow our economy and invest in public services is to remain in the UK.”

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Oct 15, 2019

The SNP have destroyed our public services, way beyond anything the Tories could do, by refusing to use the tax varying powers the Scottish government has to invigorate our economy. Since the SNP came to power they have not come up with any positive answers to the issues facing Scotland, and have not provided any real detail as to how an independent Scotland, which would potentially be outside of both the UK and the EU, would thrive. Who would we trade with? I believe Joanna Cherry let the cat out of the bag as to why the SNP are so keen to remain within the EU - it is because, SNP thinking says that remaining in the EU would…

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