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PremierLeague-News.Com - Tory MP Brandon Lewis claimed Liz Truss had "huge credentials" when it came to supporting the Union.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The SNP has been accused of "failing" Scots by a leading supporter of Liz Truss after she began a war of words over independence. Former Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis today defended the favourite to become the next Tory leader after she faced a furious backlash to her recent comments on Nicola Sturgeon. Truss was called "cack handed" after she used a campaign hustings in the south of England to brand the First Minister an "attention seeker". Speaking on Tuesday night, Truss said: "I think the best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is ignore her. She’s an attention seeker, that’s what she is." Read More Related Articles SNP councillor reported to prosecutors after being accused of stealing from police station Read More Related Articles Plan for private care homes to come under freedom of information law The comments sparked a backlash from Nationalists as well as Conservatives backing Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson. But Lewis - who declared his support for Truss last week - insisted Truss had "huge credentials" when it came to supporting the Union. Asked about future relations between Truss and the Scottish Government, he told Sky News: "Actually, keeping the Union together is again an area where Liz Truss has got huge credentials.” Brandon Lewis claimed the SNP was 'failing' Scots on education and the economy (Image: PA) He added: "We had a referendum, now we’re all a few years older, but there’s not been a generational change just yet, and that was always clear, and the SNP were, that that was a once-in-a-generation. "That decision has been made.
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. "They’re failing them on education, I would argue the health service, and other areas of the economy as well. "What Liz wants to do is make sure everybody across the UK and every part of the UK gets better education opportunities to take part in a better and stronger economy in the future.”
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Teachers 'repairing damage' of covid Kirsten Oswald, the SNP MP for East Renfrewshire, yesterday accused Truss of "firing cheap shots". "The likely next Prime Minister has made crystal clear the partnership of equals Scotland was promised in 2014 was a sham," she said. "Firing cheap shots to grab headlines is straight out of the Trump playbook but reveals as never before the contempt Westminster has for the democratic choices people in Scotland make and the elected Scottish Government. "We’ve already seen with Brexit that the Tories and Labour want to ignore Scotland’s government and the wishes of the Scottish people and exert even more control from Westminster. "But Truss’s cack-handed comments are also a massive blunder on her part because they expose the ugly reality of Tory attitudes to Scotland and will only strengthen support for independence." To sign up to the Daily Record Politics newsletter, click here. READ NEXT: Plan for private care homes to come under freedom of information law Nicola Sturgeon accused of 'always moaning' by Jacob Rees-Mogg as Tories step up attacks on First Minister When the next Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak TV debate takes place and how to watch
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