On Mike Russell’s refusal to allow the Electoral Commission to test the question in the event of a second independence referendum, constitutional affairs spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:
“It is disappointing that the SNP have abandoned the Edinburgh Agreement, which they signed in 2012 and which made sure there was a legal, fair and decisive vote.
“This wriggling from the SNP is a big step down from standards set out by that agreement.
“The country has had enough division and damage with Brexit and independence. Scottish Liberal Democrats are determined to make it stop.”