The SNP has warned only independence can rid Scotland of Westminster rule – after a new poll revealed both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are hugely unpopular with voters north of the border.
The survey by Ipsos Scotland found the former Chancellor to have a net popularity rate of -40%, while frontrunner Liz Truss has a net popularity rate of -45%.
Meanwhile, Labour leader Keir Starmer is also struggling to win over popularity in Scotland with a net rating of -14%.
Commenting, the SNP’s Westminster Depute Leader, Kirsten Oswald MP, said:
“The people of Scotland are sick to death of having Conservative governments, and leaders, rule over them despite not being voted for since 1955.
“It’s clear that if Scotland had a say in this toxic race to the right, both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak would be sent packing.
“And with voters also having a negative view on Keir Starmer, it’s clear that no matter what happens, Scotland will lose.
“With the Tories moving further and further to the right, and the Labour party standing shoulder to shoulder with them on austerity cuts and Brexit, there can be no doubt that the only way to escape the damage of Westminster control is to become an independent country.
“By doing so, we can forge a new identity as a forward-thinking, progressive country – and rid ourselves of the Tories and Westminster chaos and corruption once and for all.”