Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith repeated that the push for Scottish Independence was over as he argued with SNP MP Kirsty Blackman on politics live. Mr Duncan Smith insisted Scotland had a once in a lifetime vote and the issue was now resolved. Kirsty Blackman attempted to argue there was a clear difference between a referendum to leave the EU and another to leave the British Union.
The Tory MP said: “I think the biggest threat to the Union has historically grown through the European Union.
“I think the whole debate changes the moment the UK leaves.
“It changes because one of the great arguments that these Scottish nationalists mounted consistently is that they could leave the UK but still be in the EU would have just exactly the same access under the EU as they would have done had they been in the United Kingdom.
“The moment we leave that argument changes completely.
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“Therefore the debate around the Union strengthens because the answer is the United Kingdom is better off together as we leave as it will be anyway broken up.
“I agree and argue for the Union because the union bring enormous benefit for both Scotland and the rest of the UK.”
Ms Blackman hit back: “The UK and the EU are two very different things.
“With the EU, the UK was allowed to have a referendum, it didn’t have to have permission from the EU.