Responding to Andrew Wilson’s column on independence in the National, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:
“With Brexit, the SNP have spent two years setting out the arguments against themselves.
“They have slowly come round to the idea of a people’s vote as it dawned on them that having close ties with our neighbours is a good thing and severing old unions is a tough and fruitless task.
“Andrew Wilson is advocating a soft-independence and a slow transition. Having written the Growth Commission report himself, he knows being out on our own will mean less money in the public purse and poorer public services. That’s not good for anyone in Scotland.”