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Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

British PM accuses Scotland's SNP of being obsessed with independence

British PM accuses Scotland's SNP of being obsessed with independence

Mrs May claims it is "very clear" that people in Scotland do not want another vote on independence, but has so far not said whether she will grant permission for it if the Scottish Parliament calls for another referendum.

The SNP, Scotland's main independence party, remains bullish on the subject, with MP Angus MacNeil telling Julia Hartley-Brewer that Theresa May knows another referendum would result in a secessionist victory.

So here is my challenge to Mr Arkless and his SNP colleagues: give up your relentless grievance agenda, drop the divisive and utterly unwanted threats of a second independence referendum and get on with the job of running our country. What May's team perceive to be their strongest card is that a lot of Scots - including some who support independence - don't want a second referendum.

The Scottish National Party have accused the Conservatives of a power grab after Theresa May refused to say whether she would hand crucial powers to Scotland after Brexit.

Theresa May has warned that independence would "wrench Scotland out of its biggest market" as she vowed that all four nations of the UK will leave the European Union as "one United Kingdom".

There are a huge range of opportunities to be gained in Scotland from Brexit and it is time that this SNP Government engage constructively to get the best possible deal for Scotland.

The Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, has called on Nicola Sturgeon to take the threat of a second independence referendum off the table.

"Our aim will be to achieve the most effective arrangements to maintain and strengthen the United Kingdom, while also respecting the devolution settlements, and we will work constructively with the devolved administrations on that basis".

'Politics is not a game and should never be treated as such.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with the tragic story of a mother who has taken her fight to keep her desperately ill son alive to the High Court after doctors said the baby should be allowed to die.

But politics is not a game and Scotland is too important to be neglected.

While there has been no official statement from United Kingdom officials in this late hour on Sunday, the prospect of even more politcal chaos, not to mention the sudden possibility of Scotland declaring independence has sent cable into a tailspin, with sterling plunging 70 pips in thin trade, sliding below 1.24 on the news.

"I don't think people want a referendum today", May said Thursday in a television interview with BBC Scotland.

"The SNP's neglect and mismanagement of Scottish education has been a scandal", she will add.

Theresa May has accused the SNP of playing games with Scots' lives in a bid to win independence.

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