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Sturgeon shamed for IGNORING working-class Brexit voters in Scotland: ‘They voted Leave!’

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Michael Gove criticised Scotland’s First Minister during an interview on day four of the Blue Collar Conservativism Conference 2020. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster also stated that Boris Johnson was more than a match for Nicola Sturgeon despite the SNP leader’s vast experience in politics.  

Mr Gove said: “One of things we all know is that there are some politicians who have got a gift for being able grab the agenda and that is one of the things Nicola Sturgeon does.

“That is because she has had a long training in politics, but Boris is more than a match for her.

“We need to be clear that if we saw a breakup of the United Kingdom that would have a devasting impact on defence, where would our nuclear deterrent be?

“It would have an impact on our capacity to attract investment into the country.

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“We have a proud history and we have a great future in the United Kingdom, we are stronger together.

“We should never be afraid of making that argument to the SNP but also ensuring people in England that we all benefit.”

He added: “Ultimately, there are working class people, blue-collar voters in Scotland who voted Leave.

“That far more unites us than divides us and that is something we should concentrate on.”

Meanwhile Boris Johnson has been warned he would not survive as Prime Minister if he gave Nicola Sturgeon a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Scottish Conservative & Unionst Councillor for Cupar Tony Miklinski told Express.co.uk Mr Johnson and the Conservative Party will not give Scotland’s First Minister another referendum while they have a majority in Westminster and added Ms Sturgeon and the SNP should respect that result of the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.

Mr Miklinski said: “I do not think that the Conservative Government with a majority in Westminster and with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister will ever give Nicola Sturgeon a second independence referendum.

“It will not happen on his watch, it cannot happen.

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“I do not think he would survive if he were to go down that route and that is because there is no moral or legal case for it.

“The referendum in 2014 gave the result, the SNP hate the result and that is why they continually campaign for another one but that does not make it right.

“They have had a referendum they cannot have one every five years or every 10 years hoping that you will just catch once the right answer or the right time for your thinking.

“They should respect the result and get on with life.”

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