Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:54

TORIES "SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL"

TORY MPs JUMPING SHIP BEFORE THEY CAN BE TURFED OUT

The SNP has said the Tories "clearly see the writing on the wall" – as Bill Grant became the latest Tory MP to announce he will quit, following Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, and a host of Tory MPs across the UK.

Tommy Sheppard MP said the Tories had "completely failed to stand up for Scotland" voting for Westminster cuts to Scotland's budget and Boris Johnson's reckless plans for an extreme Brexit -  against the will of the people of Scotland.

Polls show that support for the Tories has collapsed. Last week, a YouGov poll of the thirteen Tory seats in Scotland had support for the SNP up on 42%, with the Tories falling 12-points behind on 30% - suggesting the SNP could win seats from the Tories across the country.

A separate YouGov poll of voting intentions across Scotland, for the Times, had support for the SNP on 43%, with the Tories 23-points behind on 20% and Labour on 15%. At the European elections in May, the Tories had their worst ever result in Scotland, coming fourth on just 11%.

Commenting, Tommy Sheppard MP said:

"The Tories clearly see the writing on the wall – and are jumping ship before they can be turfed out by the people of Scotland at the coming election.

"Unlike the SNP, Tory MPs have completely failed to stand up for Scotland. Every time they have had the chance to vote against Boris Johnson's extreme Brexit they have bottled it and obeyed their orders from Downing Street.

“Not one of them had the guts to stand up to Boris Johnson and oppose his reckless No-deal plans which threaten to be ruinous for the Scottish economy – and voters will remember that.

"It's no wonder support for the Tories is collapsing. They have cut Scotland's budget and want to impose a devastating Brexit, which could cause a recession, destroy 100,000 Scottish jobs, and inflict lasting harm on living standards, public services and the economy.

"Once the threat of a no-deal Brexit is off the table, there must be an early election so we can get rid of the Tories. The SNP will be putting Scotland's opposition to Brexit and our right to choose our own future at the heart of that contest."


New poll predicts Tory general election wipeout in Scotland with SNP on rise:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/tories-set-lose-scottish-seats-19586216

Scottish Tories face wipe-out in general election, YouGov poll shows - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/scottish-tories-face-wipe-out-in-general-election-yougov-poll-shows-53pf0t5jq

The wind is changing on Scottish independence - Professor Sir John Curtis - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/the-wind-is-changing-on-scottish-independence-pd7grpwrq
 

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