– Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives
"The First Minister dresses this up as a legislative programme about the economy, but it is dominated by one thing only - the Scottish Government's obsession with tearing apart the United Kingdom. His national conversation has turned out to be little more than a national monologue.
Anyone with a view other than the one he already holds is unwelcome to take part. "
Scotland's First Minister has announced plans to introduce the independence referendum bill within the next year