Saturday, 12 May 2018 14:45



The SNP has today reacted to reports that the UK Government is seeking to exploit the delicate political situation in Northern Ireland as an excuse for their attempted Brexit power grab over devolved administrations by branding the move "deeply irresponsible". 

It is reported that David Lidington, the defacto deputy PM, is claiming the UK Government must have a veto over devolved administrations and EU related powers post-Brexit in order to stop Sinn Fein having power over UK-wide trade deals. 

Commenting, SNP MSP Ivan McKee said:

“Tory excuses for their attempted Brexit power grab on the Scottish Parliament are becoming increasingly desperate - and in this case deeply irresponsible.

“The solution to the power grab lies in the UK Government treating Holyrood with respect - not in smears, fear-mongering, or dangerous attempts to use the very delicate situation in Northern Ireland to score political points. That can only make things worse for everyone.

“The Tories are being propped up by the DUP at Westminster and it would be outrageous if that deal was being used in any way to undermine the powers of the Scottish Parliament.”


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