Independence referendum ‘inevitable’ if ‘hard Brexit’ takes place, says Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP

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Strathkelvin and Bearsden’s MSP says she expects a second independence referendum if a ‘hard Brexit’ takes place.

Rona Mackay MSP said: “A second Scottish independence referendum would be inevitable if the Tories pursue a hard Brexit from the European Union.

“More and more people in East Dunbartonshire are waking up to the idea that Scotland is better off outside the increasingly xenophobic Tory party’s UK.

“Since the EU referendum, the Tories have been a complete shambles. The utter lack of planning for a Brexit situation has been shocking - they hadn’t the initiative to form a plan like we did with the White Paper.

“The 82nd SNP conference was an uplifting event. One of the main highlights for me was addressing conference on a resolution to lift the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

“I was thrilled the resolution was passed by acclaim, as I’m also garnering support for a similar motion in Holyrood.”