Thu 20 Oct, 2022

We can’t go on with wave after wave of Tory chaos. With independence, Scotland can take a different path and end this Tory circus for good - Patrick Harvie

Liz Truss’s time as Prime Minister in Downing Street has been a disaster and a farce, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said today.

Describing her disastrous tenure as “way beyond anything the Thick of It could have dreamt up”, he added “never in the field of British politics was so much harm done to so many, in so few weeks.”

Commenting moments after her resignation, he said:

“Liz Truss's time in Downing Street has been a disaster and a farce that goes way beyond anything the Thick of It could have dreamt up.

"The only positive is that she didn’t stay long enough to really deserve the word tenure.

“But never in the field of British politics was so much harm done to so many, in so few weeks.

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"Truss’s legacy will be the cruel and unnecessary harm she has inflicted, and that will continue to be endured by households and families long after she has become a pub quiz answer.

“Her mini budget hammered millions of people in the name of an extreme economic experiment. But it didn’t come from nowhere. It was the result of decades of Tory fantasy and a totally reckless approach to finance. 

“It’s not just Liz Truss that is totally unfit for office.

"After inflicting Boris Johnson on the country, and then handing the country over to the dark money think tanks, it is clear that the whole of the Conservative Party represents a clear and present danger to Scotland and the whole UK. 

“The Tories talk about the importance of stability, but, since the 2014 referendum, Scotland has endured four Tory Prime Ministers that we didn’t vote for and couldn’t remove. Whoever replaces Liz Truss will be the fifth.

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"We can’t go on with wave after wave of Tory chaos. With independence, Scotland can take a different path and end this Tory circus for good.

"We can build a fairer, greener and better future as an independent country in Europe.”

 

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