SNP MP Joanna Cherry has said the SNP must work with the independence movement to "advance a multi-faceted strategy" and secure indyref2.

Responding to the news Boris Johnson had rejected the First Minister's Section 30 request, the QC said there was a need to "defeat this anti-democratic approach" by considering alternative action. 

Ideas like Kenny MacAskill's constitutional convention, she said, should not be "dismissed" but instead embraced.

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Taking to Twitter following the news, she wrote: "The NO from Johnson was expected. Now @theSNP together with the #Indy movement must advance a multi-faceted strategy to defeat this anti-democratic approach & secure Scotland’s right to choose a different constitutional future & a positive outcome. #Indyref2

"Ideas such as @KennyMacAskill’s constitutional convention shd not be dismissed by those desperate for action or those overly conservative in approach. We should embrace them & we shd heed the lessons of the history of constitutional change in Scotland

"There is no shortcut to an #independent Scotland through litigation although the courts may play a role in determining the limits of Holyrood’s powers. Ultimately the answer lies in political strategy & reaching out beyond the political tribes."

Last week MacAskill gave his suggestion for a constitutional convention, which could involve the "coming together" of parliamentarians, trade unions and others. 

However he warned "time is of the essence" is such a project is to be undertaken. 

The former justice secretary suggested the body would be similar to the Scottish Constitutional Convention, which was set up to campaign for devolution before the 1997 referendum.

Speaking to Skotia Media, MacAskill said: “I would like to see Scottish parliamentarians from both Holyrood and Westminster brought together. I’d like to see council leaders and other elected representatives brought together.

“It has to eventually be a body, as with the Constitutional Convention, that self-generates so it can’t be at the whim or control of any one political party. So I’d first like to see parliamentarians brought together and I think we’ve seen movement from people who aren’t in the SNP – and they don’t have to come to the SNP – but are moving towards an agreement with us that Scotland has to have the right to choose.”