Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged the new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to “not unleash another round of austerity” and have called for a “general election.”
Sturgeon congratulated Sunak on winning the leadership race and then urged to call for a general election.
Sturgeon wrote on Twitter, “I’d suggest one immediate decision he should take and one he certainly should not.
“He should call an early general election.
“And he should not – must not – unleash another round of austerity. Our public services will not withstand that.”
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The First Minister earlier said on Monday, “Of course, there should be a general election.
“The governance of any country cannot simply be a revolving door that one party gets to pick time and time again who occupies the highest office in the land.”
She added, “Of course, there should be a general election but do I think that is going to happen? That the Tories are voluntarily going to concede that? No, I don’t.”
On Sunday the SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has called the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to to “trigger a motion of no-confidence” in this disastrous Tory government.
Blackford vowed to work alongside other opposition parties to try and force a general election.
He wrote to the Labour leader as the opposition who is the only MP who can submit a formal vote of no confidence in the House of Commons.
Blackford said that opposition leaders “cannot stand idly by as the Tories attempt to impose their third prime minister in the space of three months.”
Blackford told the Labour leader, “It is time to trigger a motion of no-confidence in this disastrous Tory government and – most importantly – it is time for people to have their say in a general election.”