RUTH DAVIDSON IN HIDING.
SCOTTISH TORIES’ SHAMEFUL RADIO SILENCE OVER NO DEAL CONDEMNED.
RUTH DAVIDSON TO STEP DOWN SPELLS DISASTER FOR SCOTTISH TORY PARTY!
The SNP has called on the Scottish Tories to make clear whether or not they will support cross-party efforts to block Boris Johnson’s plan to shut down Parliament to force through an extreme Brexit – or instead continue to hide in their bunker.
After the Prime Minister announced plans for a Queen’s Speech in October – which would result in Parliament being suspended – the Scottish Secretary Alister Jack cancelled a planned visit to Edinburgh and questions from journalists.
The Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has also reportedly refused to do any interviews following the Prime Minister’s plans and has refused to comment on the move to prorogue Parliament.
Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:
“On the day Boris Johnson has made clear he is willing to bypass and stifle democracy to force through an extreme no-deal Brexit, the Scottish Tory leader and her group of MPs have gone into hiding.
“If Ruth Davidson was at all serious about opposing a no deal Brexit she would be ordering her MPs to stand up to Boris Johnson. Her failure to do so makes her every bit as culpable for this sorry mess.
“The Scottish Tories are too scared to defend the shocking and unprecedented actions of their own government – choosing to hide in their bunker rather than answer to the public.
“For all her feigned protests, we know that Ruth Davidson is completely incapable of standing up to her boss Boris Johnson.
“But she cannot stay in hiding forever – sooner or later she is going to have to surface and start answering questions.
“The SNP will continue to work with opposition MPs to prevent this Prime Minister from forcing through a catastrophic no deal Brexit, and it is vital that MPs from all parties come together to prevent this undemocratic manoeuvre which would drag Scotland and the UK off the cliff-edge.”