Journalism student Roxan McCrae insisted the UK needs to stay as one as it negotiates a deal to exit the European Union (EU).
Speaking on All Out Politics on Sky News, Ms McCrae said it was “undemocratic” to have another referendum on Scottish independence.
“The country needs to stick together at this time,” she said. “We’re negotiating a deal for Britain as a whole so to split it up, while that’s happening [it] doesn’t make our position any stronger, it makes it a whole lot weaker.
Student Roxan McCrae said a Scottish independence referendum undermined the Brexit negotiations
The country needs to stick together at this time
“It’s not democracy to keep having a referendum for something until you get the answer that you want. You have to accept the will of the people. The people said no.”
Discussing a lack of communication between Westminster and the Scottish Government on Brexit, Ms McCrae added: “When you play poker, you can’t tell everybody what’s in your hand before you start playing. Theresa May can’t put everything on the table before she starts negotiating.“
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The debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg will focus on key issues of the Brexit talks including reciprocal rights for EU citizens, the peace process in Northern Ireland and trade
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Nigel Farage gestures during speeches at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France
The first minister also stepped up demands for another referendum as she addressed Stanford University on the country’s place in the world.
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Her comments came on the second day of her five day visit to the US.
Critics claim her trip is a “grievance tour” while schools and the health service suffer at home.