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SNP MP warns party against bouncing Scotland into another independence referendum

MP claims SNP not ready to push for new independence referendum

A leading SNP MP has warned his party against trying to “bounce” the country into a new independence referendum.

Stewart McDonald, SNP defence spokesman, said it would be the “height of irresponsibility” to rehash the Yes campaign of 2014 and would lead to the same result again.

His comments are a further sign of a split in the party over plans for another referendum, with Nicola Sturgeon aiming to set out her preferred timetable in the coming weeks.

Mr McDonald said the SNP needed to renew its case for breaking up Britain and should rethink its claim five years ago that independence could be delivered in just 18 months.

On the “Not Another Fake Newscast” podcast, the Glasgow MP said: “If we…

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