For Immediate Release
Monday 24th October
The MP for Argyll & Bute, Brendan O’Hara, has called on the UK Government to call an immediate General Election, amidst Tory Party chaos and the announcement of a third leader in a matter of seven weeks.
Rishi Sunak has been announced as the next leader of the Conservative Party and will soon be sworn in as the Prime Minister. This comes as Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the leadership race earlier today, with disgraced ex-PM Boris Johnson dropping out on Sunday.
Since the Truss-Kwarteng mini-budget announcement in late September, the Pound has hit a record low, mortgage rates have skyrocketed, and the Government have done several policy U-turns after announcing tax cuts for the rich amidst a cost-of-living crisis and high inflation.
Commenting, Brendan O’Hara MP said:
“Given the complete and utter shambles of the Conservative Party, the case for an immediate General Election has never been stronger.
“The UK government is disintegrating before our eyes, and in Rishi Sunak we now have our third Prime Minister in as many months, and in the coming days we could even have the fifth different Chancellor of the Exchequer since June.
“No one voted for this… no one was allowed to vote for this.
“This fiasco cannot be allowed to continue, because in exactly the same way a Liz Truss had “no mandate” from the people, so neither has Rishi Sunak.
“I have no confidence whatsoever that Rishi Sunak’s coronation as Prime Minister will end the Tories’ vicious factional infighting, yet the Conservative Party seem determined to cling to power for as long as they possibly can, regardless of the terrible damage they are doing to the economy.
“Across the UK people are having to bear the brunt of a collapsing pound, soaring mortgage costs, unprecedentedly high energy bill and the skyrocketing price of basic foodstuff.
“But once again, the Tories have shown that the interest of hard-working people will always be subordinate to that of the Conservative Party and their rich friends.
“The Tories are running scared of democracy because they fear the verdict of the people. The UK needs a General Election to get the Tories out, and Scotland needs its independence to ensure we never have to go through anything like this again from a government we did not elect.”