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Ross Thomson, who was one of the leading Scottish politicians to campaign to leave the EU, was appearing on the BBC’s Question Time programme when he made the remarks.

Mr Thomson implied the Scottish Nationals have attempted to hijack Brexit to further their own political aims and force a second independence referendum.

Speaking at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh, from where the programme was broadcast, he said: “I voted to leave the European Union along with a million other Scots.

“People like Mike Russell want to ‘air-brush’ Scottish leavers entirely out of the picture with his narrative because they have attempted to weaponise Brexit to wedge a divide in between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

“But what is quite clear is that, yes, of course the SNP are trying to use Brexit to force another unwanted independence referendum.

“But in 2014, the people of Scotland voted clearly to remain within the United Kingdom – subsequently the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

“Now, I am a democrat and I stand by those results.”

He added: “What cannot be clearer is that when it comes to this the SNP are just the world’s worst losers.

“Unless you give them the result they want they will continue to ask the question.”

Mr Thomson’s comment was met with enthusiastic applause from the audience as Mike Russell of the SNP – also on the panel – shook his head.

The panel was discussing a question raised by an audience member about whether a no-deal Brexit would “boost the case for a second Scottish independence referendum”.

Mr Russell reminded the audience and those watching at home that he has always campaigned on a platform for a second referendum and he believed Brexit should not go ahead.

He said: “I certainly would, of course, support a referendum for independence – I stood on a mandate when I was elected to this Parliament in 2016.”

The Scottish Minister with responsibility for Brexit also explained he wanted to stop Brexit from happening at all.

He said: “My view is that if we cannot stop Brexit in its tracks then we must mitigate it as much as possible.”

The former Scottish Education Secretary added: “My priorities at the present time are to stop Brexit if we can – a people’s vote is one possibility.

“But also make sure that if it does happen it is as close to the single market and customs union membership as possible.

“Of course, the people of Scotland voted against Brexit so democratically we also should honour their wishes.”

Source : EXPRESS

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