The SNP’s Westminster leader has warned that whoever wins the keys to Downing Street, Scotland loses.
With confirmation expected today on who the next Tory Prime Minister will be, Ian Blackford MP said that both candidates had spent the campaign attempting to out-Thatcher the other, rejecting the democratic will of the people of Scotland, and refusing to heed urgent calls for targeted cost of living support – including cancelling the energy price cap rise.
Blackford also warned that Scotland will continue to pay a heavy price for Westminster control, with both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak committed to imposing damaging policies against Scotland’s will – including an extreme Brexit and deep austerity.
Commenting, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“Whether it is Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak who wins the keys to Downing Street, Scotland loses – with both candidates committed to the race to the right and to imposing damaging policies against our will.
“While people are in fear at the prospect of opening their bills as prices rocket, wondering how they will make ends meet, the Tories have been more focused on their own narrow self-interest.
“At a time when we need to see meaningful and targeted support to protect households – including cancelling the energy price cap rise – the reality is that the plans being put forward by both Truss and Sunak fail to barely scratch the surface of this crisis.
“Scotland wants a different future to the one being imposed under harmful Westminster control.
“The only way to escape the damage of Brexit, protect people’s livelihoods and deliver meaningful change is to become an independent country.”