During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Theresa May said “now is not the time” for a Scottish independence vote, demanding the people of Scotland work with the rest of the UK to get the best possible Brexit deal.
The brutal SNP shut down began when Scottish Tory MP Bill Grant asked Mrs May: “In the light of the publication from the SNP’s latest independence blueprint.
“Does the Prime Minister agree the vast majority of Scots that this is not the time to drag us back to another decisive referendum on independence.”
In response, Mrs May said: “The people of Scotland voted in what was a legal and fair referendum to remain part of the United Kingdom.
“I can only think that it is the SNP who are completely out of touch with the people of Scotland who are continuing to press this issue on independence.
“Now is not the time for a second independence referendum. Now is the time for the United Kingdom to be pulling together to get the right deal for the United Kingdom and the right deal for Scotland in our negotiations.
“As I indicated earlier, as is recognised by many across Scotland, the most important thing for the future of Scotland is to continue to be part of the UK’s internal market.”
Mrs May hit out at plans set out by the SNP’s Sustainable Growth Commission, which has warned public spending growth would be less than GDP by 3 per cent over a decade.
The SNP had argued the proposals for independence would avoid austerity, stating that public spending would continue to rise in real terms by around 0.5 per cent per year.
Tory MP Ross Thomson warned Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will do anything to “break Britain up”.
The Scottish Tory Brexiteer said the SNP’s “entire reason for being” is to gain independence in Scotland, despite failing to convince Scots in the 2014 referendum.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Thomson said: “Nicola Sturgeon her entire life has believed independence and that was never going to change.
“So, they failed to convince Scots that independence was the right answer for Scotland. The majority of them voted to stay in the United Kingdom because Scotland is better off in the United Kingdom.”
Mr Thomson said Ms Sturgeon will look for “any other means possible” to “break our country up”.