It’s always fascinating to hear what government ministers have to say in an interview, and particularly when it’s on the subject of Scotland, or indeed anywhere else in the UK that’s not actually London.
Today we came across an interesting tweet with a link to a Rishi Sunak interview. Remember he’s the one who was (and now still is) leading in the Tory leadership elections.
Here it is, as shared by Kirsten Oswald, MP from East Renfrewshire (SNP). As she rightly points out:
“Not only is Darlington 85 miles from Scotland, it’s only about 10 miles from Rishi Sunak’s own constituency.”
Here is Kirsten’s tweet, re-tweeting from Ross Colquhoun.
In the linked video, Sunak talks about the importance of the union in his view. He is asked what he would do about this. Would he spend more time north of the border? His answer?
Does he say that he expects (as a possible Prime Minister) to spend time connecting with voters in Scotland? No, he starts talking about what he and his party did regarding the treasury in Darlington! He said:
“Not only did I set it up…but I also spent a lot of time there personally”
Here are a couple of interesting replies:
Where exactly does he think Darlington is?
Apart from a seemingly poor grip on geography, it would also seem to suggests a complete lack of regard for the people of Scotland…