Senior SNP Minister Humza Yousaf MSP has said in a tweet that the SNP don’t need a pro-independence majority in Holyrood to hold a divisive second independence referendum.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“This reckless comment from a minister touted as a future SNP leader shows that the Nationalists aren’t prepared to listen to the people of Scotland.
“Scotland voted against independence in a referendum the SNP promised was once-in-a-lifetime, and Nicola Sturgeon has said a second independence referendum will only be held if the people of Scotland want it.
“Only a fifth of people in Scotland want a divisive second referendum within her two-year timetable, and a majority of people in Scotland want to remain in the UK.
“The SNP should stop playing constitutional games and start listening to the people of Scotland.”