Com­mons: John­son ham­mers ‘crack­pot’ ideas

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Boris John­son has at­tacked the SNP’s “crack­pot plan” for in­de­pen­dence and claimed the party had been “di­a­bol­i­cal” for Scot­land.

The prime min­is­ter, in a heated Com­mons ex­change with SNP West­min­ster leader Ian Black­ford, said he would “look for­ward to con­test­ing SNP pol­icy at the bar­ri­cades” in the forth­com­ing elec­tion.

Mr Black­ford re­sponded by say­ing the Tory leader would be wel­come in Scot­land be­cause “each time he comes, he drives up SNP sup­port”.

He added: “This com­ing elec­tion will be one of the most im­por­tant in Scot­land’s his­tory. Only a vote for the SNP can se­cure the es­cape route for Scot­land away from this Brexit mess.”

Mr John­son, speak­ing at prime min­is­ter’s ques­tions, said: “Why does he go on about Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence? Be­cause he wants to con­ceal what the SNP gov­ern­ment is ac­tu­ally do­ing in Scot­land.

“They are di­a­bol­i­cal for the Scot­tish econ­omy, they have the high­est taxes in the UK, they’re not run­ning ei­ther health or ed­u­ca­tion well, that is why they are so mono­ma­ni­a­cal about smash­ing the Union.”

He added: “They would throw ev­ery­thing away with their crack­pot plan for bor­ders at Ber­wick and cre­at­ing a new Scot­tish cur­rency.”

Ian Black­ford

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