Scottish Liberal Democrat Health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today accused the nationalist government of hypocrisy after it was revealed that the Health Secretary contacted all Scottish NHS staff regarding independence.
His comments came as the First Minister and other senior nationalists demanded an apology from the UK Department for Work and Pensions after officials wrote to staff regarding the referendum.
The Health Secretary's letter to NHS staff stated “independence will enable a positive and inclusive approach to negotiating public sector workers’ pension arrangements.”
Commenting on the letter, Mr Hume said:
"As senior nationalists took to the airwaves to express mock outrage over UK government guidance to civil servants over referendum purdah rules, the Health Secretary was contacting NHS Scotland staff extolling the virtues of his independence plans.
"This is further evidence that nationalists will say anything to anyone to try and increase support for independence. They have turned hypocrisy into an art form.”