Nicola Sturgeon has said that anyone who urged voters to ignore her are effectively telling people to “ignore Scotland”. The First Minister was replying to Liz Truss, the frontrunner to become the next prime minister, who called her an “attention seeker” who should be ignored.
Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:
"This is breath-taking arrogance. Nicola Sturgeon is not Scotland, and the SNP is not Scotland, in the same way that Boris Johnson is not the UK.
"Let’s be clear, Liz Truss was wrong in her suggestion that the First Minister should not be engaged with. However it is also wrong for Nicola Sturgeon to claim that this was an affront to Scotland, when she is in fact guilty of ignoring the will of the majority.
"The SNP needs to start listening to all the people of Scotland, and governing for all the people of Scotland, not just the minority who support leaving the UK.
"And all political leaders need to stop trying to find new ways to create division and should instead find ways to work together."
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