The Scottish Liberal Democrats have challenged the Conservatives’ claim that they would prevent a second independence referendum after Ruth Davidson said that the UK Government shouldn't block such a proposal.
Astonished by the U-turn, Scottish Liberal Democrat business manager Mike Rumbles MSP commented:
“In the last election, the Conservatives claimed that they would provide strong opposition and were the only ones that could be trusted to block a second referendum. Every leaflet they issued said ‘No to a second referendum’. There weren’t any ifs or buts.
“Now Ruth Davidson says that the UK Government shouldn’t seek to prevent a second referendum. How will she explain this completely weak position to those who voted Conservative to prevent a damaging second referendum?
“With Ruth Davidson’s admission yesterday, any pretence that they were providing strong opposition and would oppose a second referendum is also gone.”
Notes to Editors
- Attached are leaflets used by the Conservatives during their recent election campaign