Responding to the Scottish Government’s statement on establishing a Citizens’ Assembly, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“This assembly is an attempt to sew some new patches on the SNP’s dodgy case for independence.
“It is not set up to consider how to make Scotland better but to make the SNP look better. Taxpayer’s money should not be used for a party-political exercise like this.
“Scottish Liberal Democrats will not take part in this process so long as it is clear that regardless of what the citizens recommend, SNP ministers will still think they know better.”