Home U.K. Nicola Sturgeon savaged over ‘utterly abysmal record’ by new Scottish Tory chief

Nicola Sturgeon savaged over ‘utterly abysmal record’ by new Scottish Tory chief

Mr Ross, aged 37, took over as Scottish Tory leader after Jackson Carlaw resigned last month. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph he argued the SNP are focusing on breaking up the union to distract from their record in government.

He said: “We should remember why it is that the Nationalists are so keen to have these confected rows with Westminster. They want to demonstrate that the Union is unstable.

“And, increasingly, it’s because they know it helps distract attention from their utterly abysmal record as a government in Scotland.

“Over the last few days, students from across Scotland have taken to the streets to protest over the exams fiasco which the SNP has presided over this summer.

“The Scottish Government’s incompetence in this scandal is appalling and off the scale.

Douglas Ross accused the SNP of having an “utterly abysmal record” in government (Image: GETTY)

- Advertisement -

Douglas Ross pictured with Rishi Sunak during a visit to the Isle of Bute (Image: GETTY)

“Little wonder Nicola Sturgeon is keen to point at the Westminster bogeyman rather than accept responsibility for her government’s failures.”

There has been controversy in Scotland over the way exam results have been graded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Some 125,000 predicted grades were lowered by the SQA based on factors like school’s historic performances.

However this disproportionately hit poorer students with 15.2 percent of those from the most deprived data zones having their grades reduced versus 6.9 percent for the most affluent.

READ MORE: Scottish nationalists stage shock protest demanding ‘English out’

- Advertisement -

Rishi Sunak and Douglas Ross pose for a photograph (Image: GETTY)

{%=o.title%}

]]>

On Friday students demonstrated in Glasgow’s George Square against the downgrades.

In response Ms Sturgeon said: “If you’re a young person sitting at home right now or in George Square in Glasgow and you have results that are below what your teacher thought you should get, you are going to – understandably – feel very aggrieved.

“The government will listen carefully to that, but please don’t lose sight of this next part of the process because this is the part of the process that’s not a statistical model, this is the part of the process that looks at your individual circumstances.”

The Scottish Conservatives are currently the official opposition at the Holyrood Parliament with 31 MSPs to the SNP’s 61.

DON’T MISS 

- Advertisement -

English & Welsh may face ‘hate crimes’ in Scotland – Sturgeon [SHOCK]
Scot leader admits party disputes a massive ‘risk to SNP success’ [REVEAL]
New Scots Tory leader hopes that Scottish independence will fade out [CONSERVATIVE]

Douglas Ross replaces Jackson Carlow as Tory leader (Image: GETTY)

Ruth Davidson will lead the Conservatives in Holyrood (Image: GETTY)

As Mr Ross is an MP in the UK Parliament Conservative MSPs in the Scottish Parliament will be lead by Ruth Davidson.

Mr Ross also used the article to explain why he believes in the British union.

He said: “My mission – as I take over as the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives this week – is to take on the half-baked nationalist case set out by Nicola Sturgeon by re-making the positive case for the benefits of our union, a case that is as strong now as it ever has been.

“The Coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated those benefits in full.

“Millions of workers have benefited from the UK Government’s furlough scheme, one only made possible by the country’s broad fiscal shoulders.

“Nobody has been asked to set out whether they are Scottish, Welsh, English or Northern Irish in order to receive prompt support.

“As with the healthcare support we receive from the NHS when any of us walk into a hospital in any part of the UK, that is the unquestioned, unequivocal benefit we get from a union which is blind to our nationality.”

Nicola Sturgeon is calling for a second referendum on Scotland’s place in the UK (Image: GETTY)

In 2014 Scotland voted against independence by 55 percent to 45 percent.

However the SNP are now demanding a second referendum on the question takes place.

Mr Ross will face his first electoral test in May with the Scottish Parliament elections.

Source Daily Express :: UK Feed

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -
%d bloggers like this: