Parties clash ahead of campaign finale
AWAR of words over who can be trusted to lead the country has broken out on the final day of the election campaign.
Nicola Sturgeon has branded Boris Johnson a “danger to Scotland” as her party looks to win back seats it lost to the Tories in 2017.
In an open letter the SNP leader said the Prime Minister was a threat to the NHS, jobs and workers rights.
A Conservative MSP in Glasgow hit back saying Ms Sturgeon was “panicking”.
Meanwhile, Labour said the choice was between them or the Tories to govern across the UK.
In her letter, Ms Sturgeon, said: “Boris Johnson, without question, represents the greatest danger to Scotland of any Tory Prime Minister in modern times.
“It is not just the appalling language he has used – about for example, children from single parent families, or working class men – or that he can’t be trusted.
“Or the lack of compassion when faced with an image of a sick child being treated on the floor.
“It’s what he wants to do in government for the next five years that confirms why he must be defeated.”
Annie Wells, Glasgow Conservative MSP, responded with her own attack on Ms Sturgeon, branding her “divisive”.
She said: “This is desperate, negative stuff from a First Minister who appears to be panicking as this election campaign reaches its conclusion”.
“She has nothing positive to offer so all she can do is scaremonger.
“The reality is that the most divisive person in UK politics right now is Nicola Sturgeon because, as she has herself made clear, she wants to take us back to another independence referendum within the next 12 months.”
Meanwhile, Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard, said: “This election is about the kind of country we want to live in. Do we want to live in a country where the most vulnerable people in our society go without support, or do we want to live in a country where those same people will be treated with dignity and respect?
“Do we want to live in a country where people die on our streets and kids go to bed hungry, or do we want to live in a society where we can eradicate homelessness and child poverty?”
Voting opens tomorrow at 7am across the UK.
Party leaders, who took part in a STV debate last week, have clashed again