14 Jan 2020
The Prime Minister’s rejection of a second independence referendum will mean Scotland can finally move on and focus on more important things, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
Boris Johnson wrote to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today confirming there would be no re-run of the 2014 vote.
And the move has been welcomed by shadow constitution secretary Adam Tomkins, who said the SNP’s refusal to accept the decision would continue to hold Scotland back.
Scottish Conservative shadow constitution secretary Adam Tomkins said:
“This should draw a line under the matter – Scotland will not be dragged back to the divisive and uncertain days of 2014.
“That’s what people and businesses want to hear, and now we can move on and focus on what really matters.
“Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP government should have the grace and class to accept that the decision was made in 2014 and should be respected.
“By refusing, this irresponsible nationalist government has ignored schools, hospitals, the economy and justice, all to their severe detriment.
“It shouldn’t take a Prime Minister in Westminster to remind the Scottish Government what its priorities and responsibilities ought to be.”
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