Vote Leave Takeover Will Drive Up Support For Independence
Boris Johnson has had to sack his advisor, former Tory MP Luke Graham, following his disastrous and certainly not essential trip to Scotland last week, when he travelled to campaign despite travel restrictions, visited a facility where he knew there were Covid cases, and blundered around failing to answer any questions on fishing and other Brexit consequences he is keen to avoid talking about.
Replacing this advisor with a Vote Leave advisor tells its own sorry tale - this Vote Leave takeover of his anti-independence campaign has spectacularly backfired and will drive up support for independence.
Dominic Cummings' arch-Brexiteer ally Oliver Lewis being installed as the new head of Downing Street's 'Union Unit', Johnson shows yet again he is completely clueless about Scotland.
Twenty consecutive polls have now shown a majority for independence in Scotland.
This botched Tory plot also raises serious questions over the misuse of taxpayer funds for political campaigning. It's clear the Tories are using public money to build a party political campaign team in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament elections. There must now be full transparency over how much is being spent and for what purpose.
People in Scotland have the right to decide their own future. The issue at the election in May will be this: who has the right to decide what sort of country we should be after the pandemic – the people of Scotland or Boris Johnson?
Scotland’s future should be in Scotland’s hands – not Boris Johnson’s.