October 16, 2021

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SNP is ‘using lockdown to plot break-up of Union’

SNP is ‘using lockdown to plot break-up of Union’
Scottish nationalists with “too much time on their hands” are playing politics with coronavirus by drawing up plans to break up Britain during lockdown, a cabinet minister has said.Alister Jack, the secretary of state for Scotland, said that any preparation for how the country emerges from the pandemic should focus on the economy rather than…

Scottish nationalists with “too much time on their hands” are playing politics with coronavirus by drawing up plans to break up Britain during lockdown, a cabinet minister has said.

Alister Jack, the secretary of state for Scotland, said that any preparation for how the country emerges from the pandemic should focus on the economy rather than constitutional issues.

The Times revealed on Wednesday that senior figures in the SNP were drawing up policy proposals for a second referendum on independence.

John Lamont, the Conservative MP, asked Mr Jack yesterday for reassurance that the Scotland Office would tell Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, that her sole focus “should be on tackling this pandemic and not focusing on independence”.

“As has been said by the first minister

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