TORIES BACK ECONOMIC DISASTER AND FARAGE AS PM TO DELIVER BREXIT
“DISASTER” FOR DAVIDSON, AS PARTY MEMBERS BACK BREXIT OVER SAVING UNION
SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown has said the “Tories have gone off the deep end” after the latest YouGov poll showed that 61% of Tories are willing to inflict significant damage to the economy to deliver Brexit.
A majority of Tory members – by 46% to 40% would be happy to see Nigel Farage installed as Prime Minister to push through Brexit.
According to the YouGov poll, 63% of Tory members would also be willing to see Scotland leave the United Kingdom.
Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown MSP said:
“The Tory party has clearly gone off the deep end – with their Brexit obsession pushing the party further towards the extremes.
“Tory members are so determined to deliver a damaging Brexit they are happy to watch our economy collapse and open the door of number 10 for Nigel Farage to take control of the UK.
“And far from prioritising the union, it’s clear Scotland means so little to the members of the Conservative and Unionist Party that two thirds are happy for Scotland to become independent if it secures Brexit.
“And with this poll suggesting that almost a quarter of Tory members in Scotland would prefer to deliver Brexit for their membership down south even if it means an end to the Union it’s becoming clearer that Ruth Davidson has little authority in her party in Scotland. This poll is an utter disaster for her and shows that her authority is seeping away at an incredible rate, leaving her increasingly isolated.
“Scotland didn’t vote for this Tory government – yet our future currently sits in the hands of small number of extreme hard-line Tory members.
“It is truly frightening to think these are the people that will be choosing the UK’s next Prime Minister.
“Scotland deserves much better than this. Westminster isn’t working and the only way to protect our interests is to escape this toxic political system by taking Scotland’s future into our own hands.”