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SNP MSP: "Even if there wasn't a pro-indy majority there would be a mandate"

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.”


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