Yet again The Scottish Tories are completely failing to stand up for Scotland.
The SNP has challenged absent Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross (pictured) to speak out against Boris Johnson’s reckless plans for a devastating ‘bad deal or no deal’ Brexit.
Mr Ross previously claimed “I will back the prime minister where I think it is right for Scotland but if I think he has got something wrong, or where I think the government has got something wrong, I’ll stand up and say that.” Despite this Mr Ross has stayed silent – rubber-stamping the Prime Minister’s disastrous Brexit plans at every Westminster vote.
Kirsten Oswald MP said Scottish Tory MPs had “completely failed” to stand up for Scotland and would bear the blame for Boris Johnson’s plans for a very bad deal or no deal outcome, which would deal a hammer blow to Scotland.
Commenting, SNP Deputy Westminster Leader Kirsten Oswald MP said:
“Douglas Ross once claimed he would ‘stand up’ to Boris Johnson but instead he’s been posted missing – and has rubber-stamped the Prime Minister’s disastrous extreme Brexit plans at every Westminster vote.
“The Tory government is threatening to impose the hardest of Brexits against Scotland’s will – with the UK heading towards a devastating very bad deal or no deal outcome, either of which would deal a hammer blow to Scotland in the middle of a pandemic.
“If the feeble Scottish Tories won’t stand up for Scotland against Boris Johnson’s extreme Brexit plans, it will prove yet again that they are incapable of acting in Scotland’s interests and that Douglas Ross is nothing but the Prime Minister’s loyal poodle.
“Scotland has been completely ignored by Westminster throughout the Brexit process.
“It is clearer than ever that the only way to protect Scotland’s economy and our place in Europe is to become an independent country.”