Kwasi Kwarteng slams Nicola Sturgeon over second independence referendum on BBC ...

A Tory MP launched a scathing take down of Nicola Sturgeon's bid to hold another independence referendum - saying she only wants one because she lost last time.

The SNP leader has vowed to relaunch her bid to tear Scotland away from the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote.

But Kwasi Kwarteng said the SNP promised the 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a once in a generation vote and should not go back on that.

While audience members on BBC Question Time also piled into Ms Sturgeon, accusing her of double standards by trying to break away from Westminster while staying in Brussels.

Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to 'reopen' the Scottish independence debate (file pic)

Kwasi Kwarteng (pictured , left, on BBC Question Time last night)  tore into Nicola Sturgeon (pictured right)  for going back on her promise that the 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a once in a generation vote

The audience applauded the Tory MP as he delivered his take down of Nicola Sturgeon's position while on BBC Question Time last night (the panel, pictured)

The audience applauded the Tory MP as he delivered his take down of Nicola Sturgeon's position while on BBC Question Time last night (the panel, pictured)

Mr Kwarteng, MP for Spelthorne in Surrey slammed Scotland's First Minister for trying to rerun the referendum.

He told the programme last night: 'I think the whole point about referendums - in fact the SNP said this before the Scottish independence referendum - is that it would settle the issue for a generation.'

What is the timeline of the SNP's bid for Scottish independence?

Here are the key dates in the SNP's bid for Scottish independence   

2011 - SNP led by First Minister Alex Salmond wins a majority in the 129-member parliament with 69 seats to Labour's 37, leading to Scotland's first majority government.

Oct 2012 - Edinburgh Agreement is signed by Salmond and British Prime Minister David Cameron paving the way for a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014.

Nov 2013 - Scottish government publishes 'Scotland's Future', making the case for independence.

Sept 18, 2014 - Scots vote against independence in historic referendum 

June 2016 - Nicola Sturgeon says a second Scottish independence referendum is 'very likely' after Britain votes to leave the EU

April 2017 - Holyrood vote against a bid to ban Scotland from holding another independence referendum until after 2020

May 2018 - Ms Sturgeon says she wants to restart the independence referendum debate 

He added: 'That

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