SNP savaged for ‘always blaming Westminster’ to detract away from failures in Scotland

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Scottish Conservative MSP for Dumfriesshire Oliver Mundell insisted that the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon would regularly distract people from their failings in Scotland and blame Westminster. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Mundell reflected on the support for Boris Johnson and Conservativism in Scotland. While admitting Mr Johnson was not the most popular figure, he highlighted the good work he has done for the Scottish people on Brexit and the union.

He also insisted for the upcoming Holyrood election, it was important to focus on Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP’s record in Scotland rather than the Westminster Government.

Mr Mundell said: “I think people in Scotland, who support the UK staying together, respect the fact that the Prime Minister has robustly stood up to the SNP.

“Of course, it doesn’t matter who the UK Prime Minister is, according to the SNP they are the worst Prime Minister ever.

“For them, it is always about blaming Westminster, about attacking Westminster politicians.

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“But when it comes to the most important issue in Scotland, the Prime Minister has stood up for their interests.”

Mr Mundell highlighted Boris Johnson has remained committed to the Union and Brexit, despite attacks from the SNP.

He continued: “He stood up for the 2 million people who said that they wanted to stay part of the UK.

“For the 1 million people that did vote to leave the EU, he has also delivered on what he said at the general election.

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“I look back as a Conservative on the 2019 election where the Conservatives did a lot better than expected in terms of vote share.

“If we can repeat that and improve on that slightly at the Holyrood election we have a real chance at being able to stop Nicola Sturgeon.”

Mr Mundell closed with a message to the Scottish voters ahead of the election next week.

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He said: “What is important to remember is that Westminster politicians are not on the ballot paper at this election.

“This election is about who makes the decisions here in Scotland and when you look at the SNP’s record across the last 14 years and Nicola Sturgeon’s personal conduct I think it is time to put a check on that and make sure we have a strong opposition standing up for unionists across Scotland.”

Scottish voters will head to the polls on Thursday, May 6, to cast their ballots on the 129 Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) across 73 constituencies they want to represent them for the next five years.

There are a total of 25 parties running in the Holyrood election.

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