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Ross Challenged to Whip Spineless Seven

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Westminster plans threaten Scottish jobs

Douglas Ross must whip “Scotland’s spineless seven” into voting against proposals that threaten jobs and investment across Scotland, the SNP has warned.

It follows confirmation from the Chancellor that the ‘biggest losers’ in the UK Spring Budget is Scotland’s oil and gas sector – with profits from Scotland’s natural resources set to be used to fund tax cuts and nuclear projects in England.

Kirsty Blackman, SNP MP for Aberdeen North, has warned that if Douglas Ross fails to whip his Scottish colleagues, he will be their leader “in name only”.

Commenting, Kirsty Blackman MP said:

“Douglas Ross must whip his spineless seven Tory MPs to vote against these damaging plans, which threaten to destroy jobs and investment across Scotland.

“Mr Ross has already been humiliated by the Tory Chancellor, who shafted Scotland with this policy.

“Now it looks like he’ll be humiliated again by his own MPs – making him leader in name only and raising questions over how much longer he can stay in his role, with no influence.

“Voters in Scotland are getting ready to kick the Tories out at the next election – and by voting SNP we can make Scotland Tory-free. 

“Unlike Sunak and Starmer, the SNP will always stand up for Scotland’s interests, defend Scottish jobs, and demand the best deal for Scottish families.”

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