First Minister is out of touch on independence referendum

Following the announcement by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon that she is going to 'reset' her plans for another independence referendum, David Mundell has described her statement as disappointing.

The Secretary of State for Scotland and MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale David Mundell described her as 'out of touch' in what was a 'disappointing' statement.

Commenting, Mr Mundell said: “This was a deeply disappointing statement from the First Minister.  Far from taking a second  independence referendum off the table, as the people of Scotland called on her to do during the election, she has merely pushed her preferred timescale back by six months.

“And far from outlining steps to improve education and health in Scotland, as people want, she talked of using her time to grow the independence movement.

“These were the words of a First Minister who is not listening, who is out of touch, and who - rather than serving Scotland - has become a prisoner of her independence-obsessed party.

“The longer she remains in denial, the longer she turns a deaf ear to what people in Scotland are telling her, the faster her credibility will drain away.”