Tory Slump Continues

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Monday December 4 2017

SNP lead by 14 points.

The SNP has a 14-point poll lead while the Tory slump into third place has continued, according to a Survation poll released today, which shows public opinion is hardening against the Tories' damaging Brexit and austerity agenda.

The poll shows an increase in support for Scottish independence as well as 68% support for remaining in the European Union and a majority view that the Tories will make a mess of Brexit.

Commenting, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay said:

“A 14-point poll lead is a remarkable achievement for a party approaching 11 years in Government.

“It is testament to the success of the SNP in delivering progressive government — with investment in education and early years to tackle the attainment gap, record spending on our health service and building a social security system which puts people at its very heart.

“The Tory slump has put the party back into third place as more and more people witness first-hand the harm that Westminster cuts are inflicting upon communities and public services.

“Unfortunately, too many decisions which determine our fate are still made at Westminster, including the hard-line approach to Brexit that would see Scotland dragged out of the single market at a huge cost to jobs and our economy.

“As people realise how damaging that will be, independence becomes an increasingly irresistible alternative and this poll points to a clear movement in that direction.”



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