SNP Westminster Ian Blackford argued that Boris Johnson had contempt for Scottish interests in the Brexit trade talks. Mr Blackford insisted that it was unfair Northern Ireland was getting access to the single market and customs union due to its land border with an EU nation when Scotland does not. The Prime Minister quickly snapped back at Mr Blackford and accused him of Brexit negativity.
He argued that Scotland, as well as the rest of the UK, would benefit greatly from a good Brexit trading arrangement with the EU.
Mr Blackford said: “The Prime Minister can spin all that he likes but everyone can now see the total contempt this UK Government has for the interests of Scotland.
“Northern Ireland gets the single market and customs union and we get nothing.
“Members of his Scottish branch office told them how unfair and damaging it would be to deny Scotland’s access to the EU’s single market and customs union whilst at the same time delivering it for Northern Ireland.
“Ruth Davidson even said that such an act would undermine the integrity of the United Kingdom.
“The former Tory Scottish constitution spokesperson said it would be the end of the Union.
“They along with the former Scottish Secretary said if this were to happen, they would all resign.
“So since the Prime Minister is ready to sell out Scotland’s interests with his Brexit deal, does he expect to receive these resignation letters from Baroness Davidson or her cohorts before or after he travels to Brussels tonight?”
“This is with our friends and partners across the Channel, whatever the circumstances and whatever the terms we reach tonight.”
Boris Johnson is set to meet with European Commissioner President Ursula von der Leyen tonight in Brussels to resolve Brexit talks.
Mr Johnson has already admitted that things have proven difficult but he remains optimistic that it is not too late to secure a deal.