Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw has warned today that “the Union is on the ballot paper” in the forthcoming general election.
It comes with the election campaign marking ten days to go until the December 12th vote.
Nicola Sturgeon has made it clear she will seek a second independence referendum next year, as soon as the election is over.
The Scottish Conservatives are to use the remaining days of the campaign to urge pro-UK voters in Scotland to “lend” their vote to the party, to stop Scotland going back to another referendum.
The party’s manifesto confirmed last week that a re-elected Conservative UK Government will oppose Nicola Sturgeon’s referendum.
Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said today:
“There are ten days left before polls open on December 12th. What is clear for voters in Scotland is that the Union will be on the ballot paper.”
“Nicola Sturgeon has calculated that next year is her best chance to get a referendum on independence.”
“And if Jeremy Corbyn is standing outside Number Ten on December 13th, she knows she will be pushing at an open door.”
“In Scotland, only by voting Scottish Conservative can people stop Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy Corbyn stitching up a deal to take us back to yet more division.”
“That’s why, over the next ten days, Scottish Conservatives are going to step up the pace, to urge people to lend us your vote.
“Voters in Scotland have a chance on December 12th to make Nicola Sturgeon listen. Make your voice heard, and vote Scottish Conservative.”