Thu 23 Jul, 2020

The idea that those who have lost their jobs or homes as a result of this crisis might be comforted by the Prime Minister flying a union flag in Orkney is preposterous. Patrick Harvie

Commenting on the Prime Minister's visit to Orkney to defend the union today, Scottish Green co-leader Patrick Harvie said:

“The idea that those who have lost their jobs or homes as a result of this crisis might be comforted by the Prime Minister flying a union flag in Orkney is preposterous.

"People want to hear of a meaningful extension to the furlough scheme, especially for those working in insecure jobs such as hospitality. People want to hear how new sustainable jobs are going to be created to build back better after this crisis. People want to hear that he is going to prevent a disastrous no-deal Brexit and give Scotland a say over its future. Sadly, there is no chance he will show that kind of leadership.”

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