Scot farmers leave SNP for Tories for having ‘wrong Brexit attitude’ | UK | News

The farmers admitted that the SNP’s Brexit attitude “might cost them” as they spoke to the BBC’s World at One

Speaking in Moray, which has been an SNP constituency since 1987, a farmer admitted that Nicola Sturgeon’s party could face an uprising on June 8. 

He said: “I think there are quite a lot of things going on between Brexit, and the election obviously coming up. 

“SNP are obviously the big party in this area.”

When asked if the SNP would continue to get support in the “heartland” in the north-east of Scotland, the farmer said, “it could be questionable”. 

He added: “I think their attitude to the Brexit. I think it might cost them votes.”

Another farmer, who insisted that he would be voting for the Scottish Conservatives in the election, said Brexit was a bigger concern than the June 8 vote, for him. 

He said: “I would think [Brexit is] probably the bigger worry for the agricultural community rather than the elections coming along just now.”  

Another farmer from Moray insisted that she had not heard any policies that were encouraging for her to vote for any of the major parties. 

She added: “It seems to be that we are in a bit of a forgotten corner in this part of the country. 

“We have faced a lot of farms being sold and a lot of livestock, it’s a fraction of what it would have been five years ago. 

“People can’t afford to keep livestock anymore. 

“Nobody seems to be interested at the moment it seems to be all about Brexit and independence, and city life and the rural people seem to have been forgotten about again.” 

Launching the Scottish Conservatives manifesto, the Scottish Tory leader said she would stand up for the “quiet majority” and put an end to the SNP’s “games”.

Ruth Davidson said: “Let me give Nicola Sturgeon some friendly advice – the Prime Minister says that she’s a b***** difficult woman, well you ain’t seen nothing yet.

“I will fight, fight, and fight again for the decision…

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