Risk of PM Nigel Farage will drive more Scots to supporting independence

Scot’s will “drive towards supporting independence” if there is a prospect of Nigel Farage becoming Prime Minister.

Speaking today, Rishi Sunak has suggested he would welcome Nigel Farage back into the Conservative Party.

Sunak told GB News the Tory Party is a "broad church", adding that he "welcomes lots of people who want to subscribe to our ideals".

Nigel Farage is attending the Conservative Party Conference for the first time in 30 years.

When asked whether Sunak could welcome the Brexit Party leader back into his party, the Prime Minister said: "Look, the Tory party is a broad church.

Alex Salmond’s Alba Party have warned that this is why Scotland must progress the case for independence with urgency. They want the next General election to be fought as a “Scotland United” pro independence pact to seek a mandate to enter straight into negotiations with Westminster if a majority of Scots vote for independence at the election.

Commenting Alba Party General Secretary Chris McEleny said:

“In 2014 warnings from the Yes Campaign that if Scotland voted No we would end up out of the EU and have Boris Johnson as Prime Minister were dismissed out of hand by the Better Together Campaign.

“Rishi Sunak’s revelation today that he would welcome Nigel Farage into the Tory Party is the Trojan Horse that could result in him becoming the next Conservative Leader.

“The notion that Boris Johnson could’ve become the Prime Minister was completely ridiculed by the Better Together campaign but if Nigel Farage managed to get himself on the ballot for next Tory leader then he would undoubtedly be very popular amongst their membership.

“Many Scot’s that are undecided about independence or on balance still not yet convinced will be drawn towards the future as part of an independent Scotland contrasted to the real risk that the architect of Brexit Nigel Farage could be the Prime Minister of the UK.”

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