Senior SNP MSP Alex Neil has suggested the Scottish Government should hold a consultative referendum on breaking up the UK.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“Talking up the prospect of a Catalan-style wildcat referendum is irresponsible.
“The majority of people in Scotland don’t want a divisive second independence referendum, but if there ever is one it must be carried out legally and fairly.
“Trying to break up the UK through the back door is simply not acceptable.
“Scotland deserves better than a government playing constitutional games, and now that a referendum has been ruled out, Nicola Sturgeon should focus on her devolved responsibilities such as schools and hospitals.”
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