Ruth Davidson has been accused of being “obsessed” with opposing a possible second independence referendum and failing to use her influence to prevent a Brexit catastrophe.
The claim was made by Scottish Health Secretary Jeanne Freeman who was responding to yet another ‘no to Indyref2’ message from the Scottish Conservative leader’s party.
The Scottish Tories had earlier tweeted: “Here’s what Sturgeon should say in her Programme for Government. First, end the uncertainty. People have had enough of the SNP’s dance of the seven veils over a second independence referendum.”
The message was posted on the eve of Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘Programme for Scottish Government’ speech to be delivered to Holyrood on Tuesday. This week witnessed Davidson appear across the Scottish print media demanding no second independence referendum.
Responding, SNP MSP Jeane Freeman said: “Goodness, you’re obsessed. Why not focus on the day job and use the much vaunted but not yet seen, ‘influence’ on your own party to end the madness of #brexit? That’s a much much greater risk to our futures – and @RuthDavidsonMSP knows it.”
Davidson’s demands followed news of a poll that showed support for Scottish independence increasing in the event of Brexit. According to polling company Deltapoll, 52% of Scots would back independence if the UK leaves the EU.
However instead of calling for her party to abandon its Brexit strategy, which includes planning for a catastriphic ‘No Deal’ scenario, Davidson has spent more time plugging her new book online. The MSP has several promotional events lined up in London, Edinburgh and St Andrews.
Davidson, famed for demanding First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ‘gets on with the day job’, has been the subject of jibes on social media highlighting her hypocrisy.
Responding to the Conservative MSP’s book promos, blogger James Kelly tweeted: “Let’s hope Ruth Davidson finds time during her book signings to urge Nicola Sturgeon to get back to the day job.”
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