SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has reportedly told Prime Minister David Cameron not to stand in the way of a second referendum on independence.

According to a report in a Sunday newspaper, Davidson has warned the Prime Minister such a move would put the party in a “hellish position” in Scotland.

A Tory source told the paper: “If the Nats won a majority having said in the manifesto that they would have a second referendum and the only thing standing in the way of having a second referendum was the UK Government, then that would be a pretty uncomfortable position for the Scottish Conservatives to be in."

The paper’s source confirmed Davidson has spoken to Cameron about his comments.

The insider said: “If the UK Government said, ‘you are not allowed to have a referendum’ in the situation of the SNP winning a majority after putting a referendum in the manifesto, that would be a hellish position for the Scottish Conservatives”.

David Cameron had said last week the UK Government would stop another referendum.

“It is important that a referendum is legal and fair and properly constituted. That’s what we had and it was decisive, so I don’t see the need for another one.”

When asked if this meant he could rule another referendum out before the next UK General Election in 2020, he said: “Yes.”

On Friday, during an engagement in Hong Kong,

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Cameron had “no right to stand in the way” of a second poll, if supported by the majority of Scots.