1 Nov 2019
Nicola Sturgeon is “not listening” to voters on independence and must be sent a message at the upcoming general election, the Scottish Conservatives have said today.
In a new billboard advertisement launched today in Aberdeen, the SNP leader is depicted with her fingers in her ears – with the message ‘tell her again’.
The Nationalists lost 21 seats and half a million voters at the last Westminster election in 2017 after the SNP leader tried to use the 2016 Brexit result as a springboard for a second vote on separation.
Now the SNP have said they will put their demand for another independence referendum at the heart of their December election campaign.
And Nicola Sturgeon will tomorrow (Saturday) address activists at a major rally in Glasgow support of breaking up the UK.
Speaking at the ‘Advan’ launch in Aberdeen, Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said:
“Nicola Sturgeon is not listening – she is obsessed with independence and we must send her a message at this general election.
“People have had enough of the division and we just want to move on.
“Here in the north-east of Scotland, voters overwhelmingly rejected independence in 2014.
“Yet, here we are in 2019 and the entire SNP campaign is based on a re-run of that decisive vote.
“The only person she is listening to is Jeremy Corbyn.
“And Nicola Sturgeon and I can finally agree on one thing. There’s little doubt now that as Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn would cave in to the SNP on another referendum immediately.
“Given that, it’s little wonder Nicola Sturgeon is already having private chats with him.
“She is rolling out the red carpet for him because she knows he’ll give her what she craves – another independence referendum.
“Tomorrow she will be rallying the troops in Glasgow and banging the drum for separation yet again.
“But we are here in Aberdeen with a clear message to say no to another divisive independence referendum.
“Only the Scottish Conservatives are strong enough to stand up to Nicola Sturgeon and beat the SNP – here in the north-east and in seats all across Scotland.”