Tories plan to ignore Scotland

SNP Best Placed to Promote Scotland’s Interests:

Only the SNP will promote Scotland’s interests at Westminster as the Tories confirm they will ignore Scottish seats if they win the General Election.

Scottish Conservative Leader Annabel Goldie, has  dismissed the importance of Scotland in the General Election confirming the Conservatives focus on voters only in England.

Commenting, Mr Robertson said:

“For Annabel Goldie to say that the way Scotland votes in a general election doesn’t matter shows the Tories cloaked in their old
anti-Scottish colours.

“Whoever forms the next Government – Labour or Tory – plan to slash the Scottish budget. Scotland needs champions who will speak up for Scottish services.  The General Election has never mattered more north of the Border – and SNP champions have never mattered more to Scotland.

“Ms Goldie’s speech is a return to the Tories’ North British roots – which were out-of-time decades ago – and will be enormously damaging to them in the election campaign in Scotland.  This is a pre-election blunder – another gaffe by Annabel – which also concedes that they are set to remain on the fringes of Scottish politics.

“The reality is that the General Election in Scotland will be a two-horse race between the SNP and Labour – and the most recent Scottish poll for Westminster put the SNP ahead, at 34 per cent, compared to 32 per cent for Labour, 15 per cent for the Tories, and 12 per cent for the Lib Dems.

“And an analysis of all elections held throughout 2009 – totalling nearly 1 million votes from the European Parliament, and Westminster and local by-elections – showed that the SNP secured the most votes of any party in Scotland, achieving a 10 per cent swing from Labour on a 4-way party split.

“The real fight in 2010 is not the phoney war between Labour and Tory – the tweedledum and tweedledee of politics.  The real fight is for Scotland, and only the SNP will champion Scotland’s interests at Westminster.”