the future

Conservative vision for the future

Nicola Sturgeon has suggested Theresa May called a snap general election before alleged Tory expenses fraud in 2015 "catches up with her". Speaking at the STUC, the First Minister said: “We are, of course, at the start of a general election campaign.

“A campaign called by the Prime Minister last week for one purpose and one purpose only: to strengthen the grip of the Tory party and crush dissent and opposition, and to do so before possible criminal prosecutions for alleged expenses fraud at the last general election catches up with her.”

The FM added that the Conservative vision for the future of the country “should be ringing alarm bells loudly and clearly across Scotland right now”.

Ms Sturgeon continued: “Because, make no mistake, and I think it’s obvious to see, the hardliners have taken over the Tory party and now those Tory hardliners want to take over the country as well.

“It’s no surprise that Ukip right now is losing support to the Tories because the Tories are now threatening to take the UK in a direction that a few years ago Ukip could only have dreamed about, but it should alarm all of us.

“Whatever our politics, we should all stand up against that rightward drift of the country that the Tories are determined to effect.”

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