Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf kicked off an independence tour across Saturday today and claims support is “rock solid.”
He told the PA news agency, “The SNP has had a really challenging few weeks and months, there is no getting away from that, but even with those challenges, support for independence is absolutely rock solid.
“I believe the best decisions about Scotland are made by the people in Scotland.”
Yousaf said, “The next general election, we will fight on the issue of independence front and centre.
“That impasse will be broken by the power of the people.
“That’s why support for independence has to continue to grow.”
Yousaf added, “As long as the UK Government continue to deny that (independence), what we will do is use the next election to test support for the proposition of independence.”
He was asked what a conversation with the next new British Prime Minister in Downing Street would look like.
He replied, “The conversation to me is a pretty simple one, it’s listen to the Scottish people, don’t ignore the Scottish people, we’ve put independence front and centre, and give people a right to determine their own future.”
The PA news agency asked Yousaf if negotiations will be easier with a Labour government.
He replied, “I would hope so. The sensible voices in the Labour party would see that you cannot govern in Scotland by ignoring them.
“I would hope they would be more pragmatic about their approach.”