NEWLANDS: PM ‘SO INCOMPETENT SHE CAN’T EVEN RESIGN PROPERLY’
May 16, 2019
SCOTLAND "PAYING THE PRICE" OF TORY CIVIL WAR ON BREXIT
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfewshire North, has warned that Scotland is "paying the price" of the toxic Tory civil war over Brexit, which risks inflicting lasting harm on people’s living standards, public services and the economy in Scotland.
As Theresa May was hauled before the 1922 Committee, and Boris Johnson became the latest extreme Brexiteer to announce their bid for the Tory leadership, Newlands urged people in Scotland to vote SNP at the European elections to stop Brexit and send a strong message that Scotland will not be ignored anymore.
Commenting, Newlands said:
“The Tories have given up governing the country, they’ve given up campaigning in the European elections and they’ve given up even pretending to support their leader. The only thing we’ve learned from today’s latest fudge from the 1922 Committee is that Theresa May is so incompetent that she can’t even resign properly.
“Scotland is paying the price of this toxic Tory civil war over Brexit, which threatens to inflict lasting harm on people’s jobs, living standards, public services and the economy.
“Throughout the entire Brexit process, Scotland’s people and parliament have been completely ignored by Westminster - while the Tories and Labour focus only on their own internal battles.
“While Theresa May refuses to recognise the scale of the Brexit chaos and mess she has created, Boris Johnson - one of the architects of the murky Vote Leave campaign - is already pushing her out the door by declaring that he will run for Tory leader.
“In the European elections next week, people in Scotland can vote SNP to stop Brexit and send a strong message that Scotland will not be ignored by Westminster anymore."