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Sunday Shows Roundup: Nicola Sturgeon – Boris Johnson would be ‘disastrous’ for the Tories

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Nicola Sturgeon – Boris Johnson will be ‘disastrous’ for Conservatives

This morning Sophy Ridge interviewed the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and the discussion soon turned to the race for who will be the UK’s next Prime Minister. True to form, Sturgeon did not hold back when giving her estimation of frontrunner Boris Johnson:

NS: I think he will be devastating, disastrous for the Conservatives UK wide, but particularly in Scotland. He’s seen in Scotland I think as one of the principle politicians who are responsible for the mess we’re in over Brexit.

Boris ‘has made overtly racist comments’

On Wednesday at Prime Minister’s Questions, the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford caused a commotion in the Commons when branded Johnson a ‘racist’ and ‘unfit for office’. Sturgeon rowed back a little from her colleague’s attack, but pointed to a recent description by Johnson of Muslim women wearing the burqa as looking like ‘letterboxes’ or ‘bank robbers’:

NS: Boris Johnson has made overtly racist comments. Now, I don’t know what’s in Boris Johnson’s head when he says those things… People who are prepared to make comments like that can’t suddenly throw their hands up in horror when people… say that they appear to be racist as a result of it.

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Ridge also raised the prospect of when another Scottish independence referendum would take place.

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