Scottish businesses struggling under the SNP

The SNP need to get their story straight on indyref2 as the SNP’s deputy recently insisted he had never claimed the independence referendum was a once in a generation vote.

However, it has emerged that ahead of the 2014 vote he claimed the referendum was a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’.

Instead of pretending to have selective memories, the separatists should take the threat of indyref2 off the table completely.

This latest talk of staging yet another referendum comes as the number of Scottish businesses on the brink of collapse is soaring under the SNP.

Figures show an 18 per cent rise in the number of companies in serious ‘distress’ compared to the same period of 2018.

The rate of businesses in severe financial trouble is growing at more than three times the rest of the UK.

This increase of firms on the brink of collapse should be a sharp wake-up call for the separatists.

We said no to breaking up our United Kingdom and we meant it, the SNP need to and get back to the day job of improving our economy, schools and NHS.

Only Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Conservatives have the ideas and determination to protect our union, support Scottish businesses and grow the economy.

Cllr Alastair Redman