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Harvie Yes, we lost. Get over it.

Byline: Mark Aitken

Scottish Green leader Patrick Harvie urged Yes supporters to get over the result of the indy referendum yesterday.

Harvie, who campaigned for a Yes vote, told his party conference in Edinburgh it was time to "move beyond" last month's result, which saw 55 per cent vote No.

Harvie said: "There are many people who are still very proud of being part of the 45 per cent who voted Yes. And there are some who are finding it difficult to accept it wasn't a win.

"But I think it's important to say that this dividing line between the 45 per cent and the 55 per cent is one that we are going to have to move beyond.

"Focusing too much on that is going to become increasingly meaningless."

He added: "That dividing line is one that isn't relevant for us as individuals any more and it isn't helpful for the party and I think it would be damaging for Scotland as well to obsessively focus on that dividing line for the future."

Meanwhile, former First Minister Henry McLeish warned about the risk of splitting up the UK.

The former Labour MP and MSP, said: "My worry is if we continue just to look at Scotland and get more powers, and powers and powers, we get no codified constitution in the UK, no solution for England, and Wales is dangling.

"That is a dangerous recipe "That is a dangerous recipe because Scotland will be going further and further out on a limb, and maybe the only thing that could happen then is for that limb to break off."

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PLEA Harvie in Edinburgh yesterday

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