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Brexit Party’s green light for indyref2

The Brexit Party has confirmed it would give the green light to the SNP to hold a second referendum on independence.

Its lead candidate Louis Stedman-Bryce admitted he didn’t “feel we would stand in their way” if the SNP government demanded a re-run of the 2014 vote.

The admission means the Scottish Conservatives are the only party in Scottish politics committed to the results of both the independence and Brexit referendums.

Both the SNP and the Greens repeatedly demand a second independence referendum, while Labour and the Liberal Democrats – for all their weakness on Scotland’s place in the UK – have also pledged their support to a so-called “people’s vote” on the EU.

And now the Brexit Party, despite opposing another EU referendum, are content to plunge Scotland back into another period of division and uncertainty with another separation poll.

Scottish Conservative constitution spokesman Adam Tomkins said:

“This shows while the Brexit Party may care about leaving the EU, it doesn’t give two hoots about Scotland’s place in the UK.

“It’s a completely illogical position, as Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly said a separate Scotland would immediately reapply to the EU.

“It reinforces once again that the only party serious about Scotland’s place in the UK is the Scottish Conservatives.

“And it means we are the only party on the Scottish political scene committed to the results of both referendums.”

 

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To see more on the Brexit Party’s admission, visit:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/louis-stedman-bryce-brexit-party-would-not-stand-in-way-of-independence-vote-t9lnq2rvc

 

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