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Deputy First Minister John Sweeney has accused Liz Truss of insulting Scotland.

Speaking at a hustings event in Exeter on Monday, Ms Truss said, referring to growing up in Paisley, Scotland: “I feel like I’m a child of the Union, I really believe we’re a family. And we are better. Together and I think the best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is to ignore him.

Conservative members applauded the comment, with the Foreign Secretary adding: “She’s an attention seeker, that’s what she is.

When asked about another independence referendum in Scotland if she became Prime Minister, Ms Truss replied “no, no, no”.


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Speaking on BBC Scotland this morning, the Deputy First Minister, John Sweeney MP, said: “Liz Truss has openly and blatantly demonstrated that at the heart of this government are conservative politicians who despise Scotland. do”.

“I think these comments are deeply disturbing and concerning. I think many people in Scotland, whatever their politics, will be very concerned, and in many cases insulted.”

Nicola Sturgeon is the democratically elected First Minister of Scotland. She represents a very large proportion of public opinion in Scotland. 48% of the public voted for Nicola Sturgeon in the last Scottish Parliament election. The Conservative leadership campaign is being run among 160,000 members and a private constituency of MPs. Nicola Sturgeon has far more democratic legitimacy than Liz Truss would have if she became Prime Minister. And I think Liz Truss has no right or basis to make that remark.

Continuing, Mr Sweeney said, “Liz Truss has told us what she really thinks, that Scotland should get off the road, not be heard, by a democratically elected First Minister. Our concerns should not be brought up”.

“She is only trying to appeal to the grassroots of the Conservative Party with disparaging remarks about Scotland, and the democratic choices that the people of Scotland have made”.

SNP MP Chris Law has also condemned Liz Truss, posting on Twitter, “The only reason Scotland needs independence. An absolute disgrace from a future PM.”

Conservative MSP Murdoch Fraser, who is backing Liz Truss, offered some support for the prime minister hopeful though, telling BBC Radio Scotland this morning: “I think we’re going to have to deal with this issue. will ignore the fury caused by John Sweeney”, he said, adding that two-thirds of the Scottish population did not want a referendum. “Leis Truss is much more in line with the Scottish majority on this issue than Nicola Sturgeon’s opinion,” he concluded.

Liz Truss spent her early years in Paisley, Scotland, where she attended primary school before moving to Leeds. She describes herself as a “child of the union”.

Truss has won the support of some Scottish Conservative MSPs. Nine of them backed him in an open letter, claiming that Scotland would be “at the heart of the Union” under his leadership and that he was “a unionist at heart”.