Wednesday, 08 May 2019 16:20

BLACKFORD: SCOTLAND WILL NOT ACCEPT TORY-LABOUR STITCH UP ON BREXIT

ANY DEAL MUST GO BACK TO THE PEOPLE WITH THE OPTION TO REMAIN IN EU

The SNP has said Scotland will not accept a Tory-Labour stitch up on Brexit - and that any deal must go back to the people in a fresh referendum with the option to Remain in the EU.

At Prime Ministers Questions, Ian Blackford MP challenged Theresa May on why there was still no update from the UK government on the way forward from the Brexit crisis - 113 days since her deal was rejected by Parliament and after a month of Tory-Labour backroom talks.

The SNP Westminster Leader said Scotland was being ignored - with no representation in the talks, and called for a commitment that any deal would be put to the people.

Commenting after Prime Ministers Questions, Ian Blackford MP said:

"Scotland will not accept a Tory-Labour stitch up on Brexit. Any backroom deal cooked up at Westminster must be put to the people in a fresh referendum with Remain on the ballot paper.

"Tory and Labour plans to drag Scotland out of the EU against our will, terminate our membership of the world's largest single market, and end our freedom of movement rights, would be devastating for Scottish jobs, living standards, our public services and the economy. 

"The Tory government has ignored Scotland throughout the Brexit process, and it is clear that Westminster is incapable of standing up for Scotland's interests. Any notion that Scotland will be treated as an equal partner in the UK is long gone.

“Scotland’s future lies in Europe, and a vote for the SNP at the European elections is a vote to stop Brexit and the lasting damage it would cause."



Ian Blackford's exchange with Theresa May at today's Prime Ministers Questions can be viewed at: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2fcdfa6e-9f95-4fd2-bca1-6d4fdcf57831?in=12:19:18
 

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