Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has claimed Nicola Sturgeon has a broken promise the size of Ben Nevis after she again refused to rule out a second referendum whilst on today's leaders debate.
Following questions from Willie Rennie, Nicola Sturgeon refused to rule out a second referendum in their 2016 manifesto despite every other leader explicitly ruling out the prospect. During the referendum the SNP continuously claimed it was a once in a generation vote.
Commenting after today's debate, Mr Rennie said:
"Emerging from the heat and light of today's debate came one clear fact: Nicola Sturgeon has a broken promise bigger than Ben Nevis.
"It is now clear that the SNP will keep asking the question until they get the answer they want to hear. As they grind people down, the uncertainty will grind our economy down.
"People need to know whether their vote for the SNP this time round will trigger a referendum in the SNP's manifesto in 2016. Nicola Sturgeon's refusal to answer this basic question makes clear that Scotland faces neverendum.
"It matters because during the referendum we know the SNP took their eye off the ball. As a result, public services were neglected.
"We have seen from Canada the economic impact of an uncertain constitutional environment. Quebec lost jobs and wealth. That damaged the province in the long term. I want a Scotland which builds a stronger ecoomy and a fairer society, balancing the books and delivering more powers. It is clear that only Liberal Democrats are willing and have the commitment to achieve that positive change."