Responding to the First Minister’s statement on independence and Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“The First Minister hasn’t done the one decent thing that people in Scotland want her to do, which is to take her campaign for independence off the table.
“Nicola Sturgeon should look at the damage caused by Brexit and the division it has caused and learn a lesson. Breaking up is hard to do.
“With all the chaos and division of Brexit, the wounds still open from the last independence campaign and all the problems facing schools, hospitals and social care, the last thing the country needs is another divisive independence campaign. We should not repeat the mistakes of Brexit. The First Minister should make it stop now.”