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Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ‘staggering hypocrisy’ and a ‘monumental lack of self-awareness’ after warning about the risks of a ‘lost decade’ from constitutional uncertainty.

She said on the election campaign trail today that ‘Scotland must not face a lost decade of Brexit chaos’.

But she is already responsible for imposing a lost decade on Scotland due to her obsession with breaking up the UK, and wants to create even more chaos and uncertainty with a divisive second independence referendum.

During TV interviews this morning, Ms Sturgeon also refused to rule out the possibility of repeated independence referendums.

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

“This is staggering hypocrisy from Nicola Sturgeon, which displays a monumental lack of self-awareness.

“Scotland has been subjected to a lost decade under the SNP, with her obsession with breaking up the UK prioritised at the expense of schools, hospitals and vital public services.

“If she is right that Brexit will lead to ten years of chaos, it would be infinitely worse if Scotland left the UK. Sixty per cent of our trade is with the rest of the UK, and under the SNP’s plans there would be a hard border with England and a new currency.

“Whatever you think about Brexit, Scexit is not the answer.

“We are stronger together as part of the UK, building a successful future based on solidarity.

“The people of Scotland were promised the 2014 independence referendum was a once-in-a-generation contest and Nicola Sturgeon can’t just keep holding referendums until she succeeds in dividing communities and tearing the UK apart.

“Barely a quarter of people support the SNP’s plans for a divisive and unnecessary second separation referendum next year.

“Our economy desperately needs a period of constitutional stability, and people are sick and tired of division.”


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