Protecting Scotland's Place in the UK

In the run up to the referendum in 2014, the SNP promised it was a “once in a generation” event, yet they have ever since been agitating for a re-run of the vote. The day after the UK voted to leave the EU, the First Minister held a press conference saying a second independence referendum was highly likely and has been pressing for one ever since, despite most Scots wanting stability and for the SNP to focus on the day job.

The Borders voted overwhelmingly to remain part of the United Kingdom and the SNP needs to accept this and move on.

A second referendum is disrespectful to the majority of Scots and the focus should be using the powers the Parliament already has to improve our public services and on getting the best deal for Scotland post Brexit.

If you agree with me, you can sign our petition against a second independence referendum here



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