Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:20


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has again let slip his deep disdain for people’s jobs and livelihoods in the unfolding chaos of Brexit after a glib remark to a diplomat following questions over the needs of British business.

Today’s Telegraph reports that the Foreign Secretary dismissed legitimate concerns out of hand, remarking “f*** business.”
The disgraceful comments reveal an increasingly gung-ho approach by the Cabinet’s arch-Brexiteers, who are working against the interests of business for their own hard-line political ends.
The SNP is fighting hard to ensure that Scotland’s economy, businesses and vital jobs are protected, despite the chaos of Brexit, and prioritising remaining within the European Single Market and Customs Union.
Commenting, the SNP’s Ivan McKee said:
“These reported comments tell you all you need to know about Boris Johnson and his ilk within the Tory party. It’s ego and self-interest first, while people’s jobs and livelihoods are on the line.
“A Foreign Secretary with this level of contempt for Scottish business is clearly unfit for the job.
“Sadly this is becoming par for the course for the Tories, who think they can do what they want to Scotland and get away with it.
“The SNP will stand firm in seeking to protect people’s livelihoods from a hard Brexit, and continue to make the case for Scotland remaining within the Single Market and Customs Union. We won’t roll over and let the Tories tank our economy.
“Nor will we stand idly by as they use Brexit as a cover to grab powers from our Scottish Parliament and undermine devolution.”

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