24 July 2019

David Mundell has ‘sold out Scotland’ to try and win a seat in Boris Johnson’s ‘no-deal Cabinet’ Scottish Labour’s Lesley Laird has said.

The Secretary of State for Scotland was accused of having ‘stretched his principles’ to ‘keep his job’ during Scottish Question in the Commons.

Mr Mundell has repeatedly threatened to resign over issues on Brexit and yet again is under pressure after u-turning on his claims that he couldn’t see himself being ‘able to serve in that way’ when asked if he would serve in Johnson’s cabinet, and that the ‘threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom’ was ‘the principal issue’ for him.

Ms Laird said that many of Boris Johson’s previous comments were insulting to Scotland, which combined with his insistence that he would deliver a no-deal Brexit, meant he was a threat to the Union and Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom.

Despite other current Cabinet members saying they will not serve under new Prime Minister Johnson, Mr Mundell used the announcement of Johnson’s victory to tweet ‘Our party must now unite behind the new leader’.

Speaking after Scottish Questions, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Lesley Laird said:

“Politics is about principles, a few months ago the Secretary of state told us that the ‘threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom’ was ‘the principal issue’ for him.

“But the truth is, Boris Johnson’s ignorance towards Scotland, his determination to force through a no-deal Brexit, as well as his insulting views on women, Muslims and the LGBT community make him a real threat to Scotland’s place in the UK.
Link to Instagram Link to Twitter Link to YouTube Link to Facebook Link to LinkedIn Link to Snapchat Close Fax Website Location Phone Email Calendar Building Search