Commenting on today’s announcement from the First Minister that she will seek permission to hold another independence referendum, John Lamont MSP said: “The Borders overwhelmingly rejected separation in 2014 and I have little doubt their opinion has not changed. Today’s announcement from the First Minister represents a broken promise to the people of Scotland when she repeatedly said the 2014 vote was a ‘once in a generation’ event.
“Nicola Sturgeon has today chosen the path of further division and further uncertainty. Far from trying to seek a compromise and standing up for Scotland, as the First Minister claims she has been doing, the SNP have been doing everything they can to further their obsession with separation.
“Leaving the EU will present challenges for Scotland, but none of these challenges are tackled by dragging Scotland out of the United Kingdom and a market worth four times as much as that of the EU.
John added: “Scots don’t want this referendum, instead they want the SNP Government to be focusing on improving our schools, hospitals and roads.
“When the First Minister brings these proposals to the Scottish Parliament I shall, without hesitation, vote against her request to break up the United Kingdom.”