Tony Miklinski told Express.co.uk Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party will not give Scotland’s First Minister another referendum whilst they have a majority in Westminster. He added Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP should respect that result of the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.
Mr Miklinski said: “I do not think that the Conservative Government with a majority in Westminster and with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister will ever give Nicola Sturgeon a second independence referendum.
“It will not happen on his watch, it cannot happen.
“I do not think he would survive if he were to go down that route and that is because there is no moral or legal case for it.
“The referendum in 2014 gave the result, the SNP hate the result and that is why they continually campaign for another one but that does not make it right.
“They have had a referendum they cannot have one every 5 years or every 10 years hoping that you will just catch once the right answer or the right time for your thinking.
“They should respect the result and get on with life.”
On Tuesday in a statement at Holyrood Nicola Sturgeon outlined her intention to submit a draft bill setting out the terms and timing of a second Scottish independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon told Scottish Parliament in a statement that the UK Government’s decision to not seek an extension to the post-Brexit transition period strengthens the case for Scottish independence.
She added: “Brexit and the way in which Brexit is being implemented immeasurably strengthens the case for Scotland becoming an independent country with the ability to shape our own destiny.
“If this was a programme for Government in an independent Scotland, we wouldn’t have to contemplate the damage of Brexit at all.
“That is why before the end of this parliament we will publish a draft bill setting out the proposed terms and timing of an independence referendum as well as the proposed question that people will be asked in that referendum.
“Then at next year’s election we will make the case for Scotland to become an independent country, we will seek a clear endorsement for Scotland’s right to choose its own future.”