Tuesday, 05 February 2019 00:37

BLACKFORD: TORIES TAKING SCOTLAND TO THE BRINK OF BREXIT DISASTER

MAY MUST “STOP FLOGGING DEAD HORSE DEAL” AND EXTEND ARTICLE 50

Ian Blackford MP has said Theresa May is taking Scotland to the brink of a Brexit disaster by refusing to ditch her failed negotiating red lines or extend Article 50.

The SNP Westminster Leader said the Prime Minister May must “stop flogging her dead horse deal” and get real about the damage that would be done if the UK crashes out of the EU in less than two month’s time.

On Sunday, Home Secretary Sajid Javid and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox both ruled out the possibility of remaining in the Customs Union - the only way to avoid the backstop. While Business minister Richard Harrington warned a no-deal Brexit would turn “crisis into a catastrophe”.

Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:

“The Tories are taking Scotland to the brink of a Brexit disaster - with the serious and growing threat of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal at all in eight weeks time.

“It is time for Theresa May to stop flogging her dead horse deal, extend Article 50 and ditch her failed red lines, which have brought us to this point of crisis.

“As Prime Minister she must finally start putting everyone’s economic interests ahead of the narrow, selfish interests of her own warring party. 

“If the UK government isn’t even willing to consider a deal that protects Scotland’s needs and interests then Scotland must look elsewhere to safeguard our future.”

ENDS

Notes for Editors:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/02/voters-will-never-forgive-conservatives-for-no-deal-disaster

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/03/sajid-javid-dismisses-speculation-of-snap-general-election-in-june

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