Following the launch of the Scottish Nationalist Party manifesto today, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP reacted by saying:
“The SNP must think we are stupid. They barely mentioned independence today but we know independence will be their top priority once the election is over.
"We know that because after every previous election that’s exactly what they’ve done. At every election they pretend they are fighting for the greater good but all they ever fight for is independence.
"By electing Liberal Democrat MPs in seats across the country people will stop the SNPs campaign for another divisive independence referendum."