The Scottish Conservatives faced online ridicule today after they took a bizarre jibe at the SNP’s record on DANCING.
Twitter users were quick to poke fun as it emerged the Scottish Conservatives had brought up the decreasing numbers of Scots taking to the dance floor as evidence of the SNP ‘taking the spring from the country’s step’.
The Conservatives back up their claim by pointing out the findings of the Scottish Government’s 2014 Scottish Household Survey, which found that the number of householders who said they regularly danced had halved to seven percent from 14 per cent when the SNP took power in 2007.
Scottish Conservative health spokesman Jackson Carlaw said: “If ever proof was needed that the SNP has sapped the energy from people’s feet this is it.
“It’s clear thousands of people right across Scotland are worn out by the nationalist’s narrow-minded constitutional wrangling and grievance angenda.
“You could say the Scottish Government has been doing a Charleston all this time.”
SNP MSP James Dornan Cathcart meanwhile dismissed the claims as infantile.
He said: “It doesn’t surprise me to see the Tories ‘twist’ facts to get and ‘SNP bad’ headlines, but this one really made me ‘shake’ with laughter.
“This is a new low for the Tories. Surely they must realise infantile releases like this will continue to confine them to political limbo.
“Of course, the reality is that because of the Tory’s damaging austerity measures, people are likely to find it harder to afford to go dancing, just as many are finding it harder to feed their families.”