UKIP's David Coburn has come down hard on Nicola Sturgeon in the wake of her major announcement on Monday.
Sturgeon claimed yesterday that she will be actively seeking a new Scottish independence referendum, with a view to holding the vote between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.
She said that Britain's decision to leave the European Union has underpinned her stance, and maintained that she is simply trying to "protect [Scotland's] interests."
Coburn, the UKIP MEP for Scotland, blasted Mrs. Sturgeon over this decision, saying she "doesn't seem to get it", in an interview with Paul Ross.
He said: "Sturgeon doesn’t understand fair play and she doesn’t understand democracy.
"She has this utter fetish for Scottish independence, which is not shared by the majority of her citizens.
"We decided to remain in the UK. We have made the decision, what Sturgeon is doing is unconstitutional and it’s breaking up jobs in Scotland."
Coburn also suggested Sturgeon is basing her push for a new referendum on ancient history, telling Paul: "Scots aren’t interested in her Jacobite, Bonnie Prince Charlie nonsense about independence."