Humza Yousaf has urged the SNP to stop talking about the process surrounding independence once the party’s upcoming conference has finished.
The First Minister will urge members to accept whatever motion the conference decides, at which point “the talk about process is done”.
Yesterday, senior SNP figures dropped plans arguing that simply winning the “most seats” at the next General Election would trigger independence talks with the UK Government.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
“It’s not just time for the SNP to stop talking about process, it’s time for the SNP to stop talking about breaking up Britain altogether.
“The people of Scotland have made it repeatedly clear that we want to remain in the UK and do not want to go through another divisive and toxic referendum campaign on the SNP’s irresponsible timescale.
“And we certainly do not want the next General Election to be misused by the SNP as a discredited de facto vote on separation.
“It’s time for the people’s priorities, not the SNP’s.”