Responding to the latest referendum poll published in The Herald today, Scottish Labour’s Patricia Ferguson MSP, said:


“This poll is consistent with the trend which shows that despite all the self-indulgent bluster from the SNP, Scots don’t support breaking up Britain.


“It is interesting that the young remain unconvinced by the case for separation. It is telling that those who have perhaps most to gain or lose from the decision next year are supporters of remaining part of the UK.


“Scots need the SNP Government to focus on the real priorities facing Scotland: getting our economy moving, creating jobs and opportunities for our young people. Instead, we have Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon focusing primarily on the referendum, distracting them from what should be their main job: running Scotland’s government to improve people’s lives now.”