SNP Membership Surges by 5085 in Wake of Tory Power Grab

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Thursday June 14 2018

SNP on the cusp of overtaking Tories as UK’s second largest party.

SNP membership has surged by 5,085 following Tory attacks on devolution, with voters across Scotland uniting against their brazen power grab – and the membership surge has put the SNP on the cusp of being the second largest party across the UK, ahead of the Conservatives.

The SNP has been vocal in its opposition to the Tory power grab, which will rip powers over 24 key areas away from Scotland’s parliament after Brexit including on fisheries, agriculture, the environment and food standards.

After the Tories forced their power grab through Westminster on Tuesday night, SNP MPs walked out of PMQs in protest at the devolution settlement that the people of Scotland delivered two decades ago being continually ignored by the Tories in an antiquated House of Commons.

The independence cause received a further boost this morning when former Daily Record editor, and architect of ‘The Vow’, Murray Foote, confirmed that he now backed independence because of the events since the Brexit vote and the threat of a hard-right, Rees-Mogg-inspired Tory government for decades to come.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:

“The Tories think they can do what they want to Scotland and get away with it, but Scotland has told the Tories loudly and clearly - hands off our Parliament.

“It’s no wonder people are joining the SNP in their droves – we are the only party standing up for Scotland and doing all we can to defend the powers of our Parliament.

“That is why 5,085 people have joined the party in the last 24 hours.

“As the SNP made clear at PMQs yesterday, this Tory power grab will not be tolerated and we will fight tooth and nail to defend the powers that are rightly held by Holyrood.

“The Tories’ power grab has provoked a full-on constitutional crisis – but it is one entirely of their own making, and they can fix it at any time by ending their attack on devolution.

“If they don’t, they’ll only see more people deciding that independence is the best option for Scotland’s future.”



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