South Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth has said that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP should ditch their Independence obsession.

The call comes following a Statement to the Scottish Parliament by the First Minister on Brexit and Independence.

Colin Smyth proudly campaigned for a No Vote in the ‘Once in a Generation,’ poll in 2014.

Colin Smyth said, “People in South Scotland voted either for or against Independence in a poll just a  few years ago that was dubbed a once in a generation decision.  Since 2014 we have seen Independence and now Brexit dominate politics and divide the country.

While the SNP focus on Independence and the Tories make a mess of Brexit our public services are being cut, schools are being underfunded, poverty is rising, and our economy is struggling.

The SNP should end this independence obsession and focus on the priorities of people in our area– improving education, creating jobs and tackling poverty.”

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