‘Spend our money better!’ Boris Johnson rips Ian Blackford apart on SNP ‘failures’

PMQs: Johnson slams Blackford on SNP’s budget spending

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Boris Johnson unleashed a scathing attack on Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Government as he listed a number of failures in Scotland.  The Prime Minister added that the SNP should focus on resolving issues in Scotland rather than campaigning for another Scottish independence referendum. 

Mr Blackford said: “Will the Prime Minister rule out a return to Tory austerity cuts and commit to a major fiscal stimulus of at least 5% of GDP?

“Or will he threaten the recovery and leave millions of people worse off?”

Mr Johnson replied: “I am proud of the massive investment that the UK treasury has made throughout the whole of the UK.

“£13 billion going to Scotland, huge sums going throughout the country.

“I must say that I wish that the SNP Government would spend that money better.

“It is very sad to see some of the failures in education policy in Scotland, in their criminal justice policy fighting crime and what the people of the whole of the UK would like to see is less talk about a referendum, which is his agenda and more talk about the real issues facing our country.”

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