THE SNP spent more on its failed attempt to win a by-election in Shetland than it did on fighting Brexit in the EU referendum.
The Herald has reported that the party’s recent by-election defeat cost just under £100,000, while it spent only £91,000 during the 2016 referendum.
It comes after Nicola Sturgeon and Ian Blackford both failed to mention a People’s Vote on stopping Brexit in their conference speeches.
Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South and pro-EU campaigner, said:
“This revelation confirms that the SNP doesn’t care less about stopping Brexit.
“Nicola Sturgeon has always seen the vote to leave the EU as nothing but an opportunity to break up the UK.
“She doesn’t really care about the impact of Brexit on the most vulnerable in the rest of the UK – all she cares about is independence. Ms Sturgeon didn’t even mention a People’s Vote on Brexit in her keynote conference speech.
“You don’t solve the problems of Brexit through Scexit.
“While the SNP fails to campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit, my priority is working tirelessly to build a parliamentary majority to give the people of the UK a final say and the opportunity to remain in the EU.”
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