Responding to a series of comments from senior nationalist politicians calling for moves towards a second independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“It’s cynical in the extreme for senior nationalists to stoke the fires of independence to distract attention away from the crises elsewhere in the SNP.
“This is a time for positivity. A People’s Vote is gaining support across the whole of the UK. The nationalists need to stay on board and focus their campaigning efforts there.
“The lesson of Brexit is the lesson for independence, that breaking up is hard to do.”