The Alba party member of parliament told the Daily Record his former Nationalist colleagues in the SNP were failing to deliver at Westminster.

The SNP has achieved “diddly squat” at Westminster since the 2015 general election which saw the party win an historic landslide in Scotland, a former Holyrood minister has claimed.

Kenny MacAskill – who quit the Nationalists in March to join Alex Salmond’s breakaway Alba movement – said there was a growing frustration among independence supporters over a perceived lack of strategy on how to secure a second referendum.

The former Scottish Government justice minister stood down as an MSP in 2016 and was returned as MP for East Lothian at the UK election three years later.

The long-term Salmond ally is now one of two Alba members in the House of Commons and today accused his former party colleagues in Westminster of not delivering.

He told the Record there was a growing sense among grassroots activists the SNP was failing to put pressure on Boris Johnson over the constitutional question.

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