Jo Swinson stated she would ‘absolutely not’ permit a second Scottish independence referendum as she pledged to maintain the UK collectively and half of the EU.
The Lib Dem chief added that one other vote is ‘the last thing we need’, warning it could simply create additional ‘chaos’.
She informed constituents in North East Fife, probably the most marginal seat on the final election, that her get together was the one one explicitly opposed to each Brexit and Scottish independence.
‘I’m completely clear, Liberal Democrats won’t be permitting one other independence referendum,’ Ms Swinson informed reporters on her go to to a Crafty Maltsters, a farm in Auchtermuchty.
‘The SNP needs to be studying the teachings of Brexit, not repeating the errors.
‘This is about stopping chaos. If you have an independence referendum, that’s about including extra chaos, extra uncertainty, extra price and difficulties for households throughout Scotland and it’s the very last thing we want.’
She added: ‘We are in a situation here in Scotland where we’ve had this constitutional obsession for eight years now.
‘People truly simply need authorities to get on with making their lives higher.
‘They are worried about the experience their children are having in schools, they are worried about the fact that their loved ones might struggle to get mental health treatment in anything like a reasonable timeframe, they’re anxious concerning the future of our planet.
‘These are the thing governments should be getting on with, frankly, whether that’s the federal government in Holyrood or whether or not that’s the federal government in Westminster.
‘So stop Brexit, stop this obsession with independence and get on with making people’s lives higher.’
Ms Swinson defended her pro-remain pact with the Greens and Plaid Cymru, which is able to see the events stand apart for one another in 60 seats throughout the UK, regardless of a number of of them being held by Labour MPs who’ve campaigned to keep within the EU.
‘The Labour Party is not a remain party,’ she stated.
‘The best way to stop Brexit is a Liberal Democrat government and people have the ability to choose that at this election.’