Cack handed comments a blunder which will only boost support for independence.
The SNP has slammed a series of crass comments from bookie’s favourite to be the next UK Prime Minister.
Speaking to a hall of Tory members last night, Liz Truss said if she was Prime Minister she would ignore Scotland’s democratically elected First Minister – to rapturous applause.
SNP Deputy Westminster Leader Kirsten Oswald MP said:
“The likely next Prime Minister has made crystal clear the partnership of equals Scotland was promised in 2014 was a sham.
“Firing cheap shots to grab headlines is straight out of the Trump playbook but reveals as never before the contempt Westminster has for the democratic choices people in Scotland make and the elected Scottish Government.
“We’ve already seen with Brexit that the Tories and Labour want to ignore Scotland’s government and the wishes of the Scottish people and exert even more control from Westminster.
“But Truss’s cack-handed comments are also a massive blunder on her part because they expose the ugly reality of Tory attitudes to Scotland and will only strengthen support for independence.
“Because it is only with the full powers of independence can Scotland escape Westminster control and Tory governments people here don’t vote for, deliver a better future and build a genuine partnership with our friends in the rest of the UK.”