Scottish Daily Mail

100,000 sign petition to stop second referendum


MORE than 100,000 people have signed a petition to stop a second independen­ce referendum.

The House of Commons will consider a debate on the issue after 101,234 put their names to the ‘Do not give consent for another Scottish independen­ce referendum’ petition.

It comes as a campaign group launched a series of billboards, left, with: ‘Vaccinatio­n not separation – do your job, First Minister.’

The creator of the petition refused to speak about it last night for fear of reprisals.

But Mark Devlin, founder of The Majority, which is behind the billboard fundraisin­g campaign, said: ‘Recent polls show that independen­ce is way down the list of Scottish voters’ priorities.

‘Scots want their politician­s to focus on reality over dreams and work to improve our health, education and jobs.’

The campaign raised more than £3,000 on its first day yesterday.

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