20th September 2018
Rutherglen South Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown commented on stated views of South Lanarkshire Council Leader on independence as follows:
“I am astonished at John Ross’s comments. The SNP have clearly lost the plot entirely and seem obsessed by some sort of conspiracy theory. This sort of nonsense will put off most reasonable people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang who will not take the SNP seriously. It is hard to believe that we are getting such comments from the Leader of our Council.
The SNP wanted the independence referendum and duly got it. They lost it by a substantial margin in 2014 when Scotland decisively rejected independence. All the SNP spokespeople said it would be a “once in a generation” referendum.
The big threat to Scotland is not conspiracy theories about the “British state”. It is the looming disaster of Brexit. Why don’t the SNP come off the fence and back the Liberal Democrats in demanding a People’s Vote on the Brexit terms?”
John Ross had tweeted:
“We need to realise that the British state has already started it’s campaign to thwart Independence. Bold measures need to be considered, we need to start acting as if we are already independent. More walkouts at WM and more acts of civil defiance are required”.