THE co-convenors of the Scottish Greens will today tell an audience in Glasgow that Brexit has destroyed the case for Unionism.

Patrick Harvie and Maggie Chapman are set to address a meeting of EU nationals and Green supporters, arguing that Brexit has been a failure of UK democracy, risks handing power to the hard right, and is making the case for Scottish independence stronger than ever.

They will say that Scotland’s voice continues to be ignored, despite an overwhelming majority in Holyrood backing the Greens’ calls for MPs to revoke Article 50 if it’s not possible to hold a People’s Vote.

Patrick Harvie will say: “It’s clear that the case for Scotland to forge its own path is growing by the day. Scotland’s Remain vote and the Scottish Parliament’s efforts to reach out have been shown contempt at every turn since the Brexit vote nearly three years ago.

“The First Minister has said she will set out the timing for a second independence referendum once the fog of Brexit is lifting. We agree that some clarity over our EU future is needed but it’s also clear now that the monumental disrespect that Scotland has been shown is reason enough to push on for independence.

“Surely no-one can now argue that Scotland’s interests are best served by a broken Westminster system and a Tory party which will forever be held to ransom by its unicorn-chasing, hard-right rump.”

Chapman, meanwhile, will contrast Scotland’s progressive approach to immigration, social justice and the environment with the right-wing agenda at the heart of the Brexit project.

She will say: “Greens have always stood for an open and tolerant society with social and environmental justice at its heart. The Tory Brexit we are being offered is exactly the opposite of this. It is based on a desire to profiteer through flogging off the NHS and our education system, and it cynically sacrifices the rights of our friends and neighbours – Scots by choice – who have come to this country from the EU to achieve that.

“In the 2014 European Elections, I put the need to be pro-immigration at the heart of our campaign. In the 2016 referendum, we made the case for a better Europe. We must make that case again. It’s time to give people the opportunity to vote for a just and welcoming Scotland in a Europe for the people not for the bosses.”

“There is no good outcome from any of the Brexit options available to us. Each one undermines democracy, the economy and our future. And we know that the racists and free-marketeers who want to drive us off a cliff are not going away. We need to learn the lessons from David Cameron’s hopeless 2016 Remain campaign and build a vision of a better Scotland in a better Europe. One that can deal with the environmental and economic crises we face.”