Commenting on Nicola Sturgeon’s speech on a new Scottish independence referendum earlier today, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“The First Minister’s announcement exposes the hollow promises of Leave campaigners who assured us that Brexit would not result in a broken United Kingdom.
“The Government’s headlong rush to hard Brexit, and particularly their decision to leave the Single Market, has boosted the ambitions of those who seek to break up our country.
“The SNP said the referendum in 2014 was a ‘once in a generation’ decision. They have now gone back on that with this new bid for separation.
“Ministers now need to deal with the very real prospect of the breakup of the Union, that many of us thought we had secured the future of in 2014.”
Notes to editors:
During the EU referendum campaign, Michael Gove said: “If we vote to leave then I think the Union will be stronger… I think when we vote to leave it will be clear that having voted to leave one union the last thing people in Scotland wanted to do is to break up another.” Andrew Marr Show, 08 May 2016