Rishi Sunak has said Nicola Sturgeon needs to be beaten rather than ignored, aiming a dig at Liz Truss who earlier this week called Scotland’s first minister an “attention seeker”.
“We can’t just bury our heads in the sand and pretend they aren’t there – we need to stop them in their tracks,” the former chancellor said.
“And that’s exactly what I would do as prime minister – holding the SNP to account for its failings and personally ensuring that the UK government has a laser focus on delivering for every part of our United Kingdom.”
It comes a few days after Tory leadership frontrunner Ms Truss suggested she would “ignore” Ms Sturgeon if she were to become the next leader of the Conservative Party.
Speaking at a Tory leadership hustings in…