By | July 24, 2019

People in Scotland are – by some distance – the most negative about the prospect of Boris Johnson taking over as Tory leader and Britain’s next Prime Minister, according to a new YouGov survey.
Unsurprisingly, just 15% of Scots view his succession in a positive light with 60% “disappointed” or “dismayed” by the prospect.
Much more than other parts of the UK surveyed, Scotland backs an early General Election – reflecting the fact that Scotland did not vote for a No Deal Brexit or for Boris Johnson and should have the chance to reject both.
Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown MSP said:
“Before he’s even got the keys to Number 10, it’s clear that Scotland is reacting badly to having Boris Johnson foisted upon us as Prime Minister.
“And little wonder – he’s pursuing an agenda which is against Scotland’s interests, which would drag us out of the EU against our will and cause serious damage to our economy.
“Boris Johnson would wilfully make each and every one of us £2,300 worse off overnight, and end our freedom to live, work, trade and travel across Europe.
“To add insult to injury, he’s set to be the next Prime Minister with the approval of just 0.14% of voters.
“At the very least, Scotland deserves – and clearly wants – the opportunity to reject both Boris Johnson and a No Deal Brexit.
“But moreover, we shouldn’t find ourselves subject to the damaging actions of Tory governments and the whim of Tory leaders we didn’t vote for.
“With the full powers of independence, we can put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands for good.”