BLACKFORD: SNP ONLY PARTY THAT CAN STOP BREXIT AND TORIES
The SNP has welcomed a new poll, which shows the party is gaining support and is the “only party in Scotland that can stop Brexit and stand up to the Tories”.
The YouGov survey of the thirteen Tory seats in Scotland, published today, shows support for the SNP up on 42% with the Tories falling 12-points behind on 30%. The results suggest the SNP could gain seats right across Scotland from the Tories at an election – with every seat in play.
The poll also shows that, in the event of another EU referendum, 63% of respondents in the thirteen Tory seats say they would vote to stay in the EU, while 63% think a no-deal Brexit would make independence more likely.
Commenting, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“This stunning poll underlines the strength of opposition to Brexit in Scotland – and shows the SNP is the only party in Scotland that can stop Brexit and stand up to the Tories.
“Boris Johnson’s reckless plans for an extreme Brexit would be devastating – threatening to destroy 100,000 Scottish jobs and inflict lasting harm on living standards, public services, and the economy. It is shameful that Scottish Tory MPs have completely failed to oppose them.
“People in Scotland deserve a choice over their future – rather than having a Brexit imposed on us, against our will, by Westminster. That opportunity – to stop Brexit and choose a better future, will be at the heart of the coming election campaign.”
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The YouGov poll is based on a sample of 887 and field work was conducted between 28 August and 4 September. Contact the People’s Vote campaign for further information and full tables: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/