A new Prime Minister at No.10 will not solve the multiple crises facing the UK, says Isles MP Angus MacNeil, who stresses the only escape route for Scotland is Independence.
Members of the Conservative Party have today (Monday) elected Liz Truss as their new Leader who will now be appointed as Prime Minister to take over from ousted Boris Johnson. Mr Johnson faced scandal after scandal which eventually led to his resignation in July.
Ms Truss has stated that she will announce support on the energy crisis within a week but there are no details on what this will involve and is not expected to offer any substantial support to households.
She has already disrespected First Minster of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and the people of Scotland by stating her intention to ‘ignore’ the First Minister despite the success of the pro-independence majority of MSPs in last year’s election.
Mr MacNeil has written to the new Prime Minister for clarification on whether she will also rule out a Section 30 order for an Independence Referendum. Her predecessors Theresa May and Boris Johnson both rejected this request.
In his letter he states: “I am writing to you regarding Scotland’s right to self-determination. You are the third Prime Minister in 4 years that I have written to, since November 2018, asking about a Section 30 order for a Scottish independence referendum.
“Given your predecessors, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, both rejected requests for a Section 30 order, please can you confirm, like your predecessors, that you too rule out a Section 30 for an independence referendum? Of course, if you don’t rule this out, then that is to be welcomed, but I think you should be straight and clarify the matter.”