Responding to this evening's BBC news report on the prospect of a second independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“There is no mandate for another divisive independence referendum. The SNP failed to win a majority at the last election and the Greens have failed to deliver their million signatures they said would be required before another referendum should be sanctioned.
“In any case, why would we compound the chaos of Brexit with the chaos of independence. Breaking up a 40 year old partnership is proving to be a disaster, breaking up the 300 year old UK would be so much worse.
“We all need to focus on stopping Brexit, not breaking up the UK.”