Labour-SNP government “a very frightening prospect”, says Cameron

The SNP are coming to “break up our country”, warns PM

David Cameron has described the possibility of a Labour-SNP government as a “very very frightening prospect”, as the competition heats up ahead of the election next month.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, Cameron said that the SNP could be in a “very strong position” to “change the direction” of the next government, and said that the SNP would seek to redirect national money to Scotland, at the expense of the rest of the UK.

“This would be the first time in our history that a group of nationalists from one part of our country would be involved in altering the direction of the government of our country and I think that is a frightening prospect,” he added.

Ratcheting up the rhetoric against his opponents Cameron said: “Frankly, this is a group of people that wouldn’t care about what happened in the rest of the country. The rest of the UK - England, Wales, Northern Ireland - wouldn’t get a look-in. That’s the prospect we face if we don’t get a Conservative majority government.”

“They would not be coming to Westminster to help our country. They are coming to Westminster to break up our country,” he added.

Cameron’s comments come ahead of the launch of the SNP’s election manifesto which will call for an end to the government’s austerity programme.

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  • Scottish nationalists having a say over what happens in England is no different to Tories from the South East having a say over what happens in Scotland.

    Cameron is terrified of this because he knows that the forces are massing to stop his right-wing project in its tracks.

    About time too.

    Cameron won't be able to do side deals with the SNP like he can with the Labour Party, so even if it's the Tories who form a coalition after the election, the SNP will make sure that it doesn't succeed.

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