Rona on Queen’s Speech: How can we expect Tories to lead Brexit negotiations?

SNP MSP Rona Mackay has branded the Tory government a “lame duck” following an empty Queen’s Speech.

The Queen delivered the Tory government’s policy programme for the next two years this morning in Westminster Palace.

Ms Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, said: “What is clear from the Queen’s Speech is Theresa May is leading a lame duck government. She may well be in office but she is not in power.

“The programme of government outlined by the Queen has nothing in it to address the economy and support austerity-hit public services.

“The Tories have ditched all of their flagship policies because they are too weak to push anything through – this is an embarrassing moment for them.

“How on earth can we expect these people to lead Brexit negotiations if they cannot even deliver a programme of government?

“The Tories have dragged Scotland and the rest of the UK through the mud thanks to their party infighting over the last few years. I wish them luck for the Brexit negotiation – they’ll need it — and echo calls for Scotland to have her seat at the table.”

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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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